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Modoras by Tonic Design

A design ’above the line’ for one financial group.


April 14th, 2010

After 20 years in the business, a financial performance group decided a fresh name and face was required.

Mt Gravatt-based Modoras Financial Performance Group launched with a new logo and with, a fresh new design for their headquarters was required.

When TONIC Architect Justin Wells was commissioned to design the headquarters, he turned to the brand’s logo, a plan view of a diamond, and their slogan ‘above the line’ for inspiration.

“With the catch cry of ‘above the line’, we wanted to create something better than ordinary,” he says.

The office fit-out has ‘linear and sheared’ lines, which were inspired by the refractions of light emitted from a diamond.

In an office, the wall’s surface is distorted with mirrors and angled timber, referencing the refraction of light from a diamond.

Similarly, panelling in a boardroom with the veneer runs in refracted directions, continuing with the theme.

Black 2-pack panels around light fixtures borrow light that reflects off the table surface below.

With 16 working zones plus reception, the building is still sensitive to energy consumption.

Tree-like branches frame the windows of offices in the building, allowing natural light to flow in to a reception area as well as continue the theme of refracted light.

In keeping the building a functioning space, Smart Wire technology has been installed to enable live conferencing and control lighting in the space.

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Photographer: Damien Bredberg

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