The Bosselino phone pod by Bosse provides workers with a flexible, private retreat set within today’s fast-paced open-plan office environments.
This agile, comfortable destination by Bean Buro puts the emphasis on a soothing and encouraging environment – the perfect place for learning about the retail trade.
Watch this video introducing the next iteration of a beloved Australian classic: the Mega Tulip. Designed by Adam Goodrum for nau, Mega Tulip has been meticulously refined to support the workplaces of tomorrow.
Parramatta’s design-led urban renewal has reached another milestone with the completion of the $320 million commercial building, 32 Smith Street.
The property group has released a discussion paper and established a pilot program at its Sydney headquarters, signalling its intention to help overhaul the way we measure property values.
Warren and Mahoney has unlocked potential by dialling up the experiential at Dexus Place. As Indesign #86 hits doorsteps, Tamara White gives us a sneak peek into one of this issue’s headline projects.
In delivering the new Docklands head office for global tech giant Infosys, Siren Design has delivered nimble, cloud-enabled agile workspaces, human comfort, environmental responsibility, and some local flavour to boot.
Indesign magazine’s ‘Hybrid At Work’ Issue tackles workplace design-related topics of inclusivity, neurodiversity, sustainability and wellness at work.
Steelcase’s new Melbourne WorkLife showroom is a workspace that puts product into action, exploring the possibilities of hybrid working.
As Elenberg Fraser embarks on workplace fit-outs for future workplaces, they ask: What will make us genuinely excited to come into the office every day? Callum Fraser shares the studio’s framework for design principles that feed into the “bizarro world of the future office”.
Elana Castle sits down with modern workplace pioneer Clive Wilkinson to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the uber-office.
Entries for the INDE.Awards close this Thursday, 31 March. Our Indesign editorial lead, Alice Blackwood, gives you the big deadlines and regales you with highlights of the past fortnight in design.
Read this round-table discussion between Hassell and The Work Project in Singapore, about their vision for delivering co-working spaces to an increasingly competitive flexible workplace sector.
As a leader in building and supplying custom-made operable walls throughout the nation, Bildspec continues to impress with their Konnect Operable Wall for Minetek’s new commercial office in Sydney’s north.
Designed in-house by the leaders in Australian design and manufacturing, Workspace Commercial Furniture, the new Elan Table Range provides a contemporary solution for all office or educational areas. With over 250 configurations, this highly customisable, durable and functional range adds a bespoke quality and elevates any environment.
There is a shift in what we perceive the Australian workplace to be; no longer just a place of work, but a second home. Inspired by the region’s connection to the coastal landscape, Templewell has brought the outside in.
INDE.Awards entries are extended to 31 March, to give you just that little bit more time to get your award-worthy submissions in. Here’s everything you need to know.
OMA, the international practice responsible for the WA Museum Boola Bardip, has settled into its recently opened local office and is ready to make some serious contributions to the Australian architectural landscape.
Memorable might as well be their middle name: Child Studio uses every hospitality and retail project as an opportunity to take you on a journey of cinematic proportions.
We know how much work is involved in pulling together an awards entry. We’ve collated an INDE.Awards entry checklist to help you along.
Carley Nicholls and Alex Hopkins of Studio Tate are passionate about making good design accessible to all. The studio’s pro-bono social impact program has transformed its working culture, and the everyday lives of its clients.
What would entice you back into the office? For the Cotton On campus in Geelong, Greg Natale solves the dilemma with a set of luxe and soulful facilities. Work never looked so good!
Have you entered the INDE.Awards yet? Time is of the essence and we’ve given you 5 pretty good reasons to enter in 2022.
Hot Black’s “atemporal” architectural concept has been recognised as a Top Design in Herman Miller’s Workplace Redefined – The Design Challenge. Here’s what Hot Black put forward.
With the release of Gensler’s ‘RESILIENT: Design Strategies for the Human Experience’, Sarah Bader shares three indispensable pieces of advice.
ANZ pulls back the curtains on its former executive quarters and, with Foolscap Studio’s help, brings new creative vision to its working environments.
“Our clients were looking for a distinct hospitality feel rather than a traditional workplace environment.” Techne tackles the workplace design challenge with a hybrid office-hospitality solution.
Microsoft’s Sydney headquarters entices you to seek out the ‘golden eggs’ that reveal themselves over time.
With original mechanic’s hoist still intact, Coll Architecture and F3 Design team up to make a co-working space for creatives in Christchurch.
The newly refurbished Yeahka office conceived by JSPA Design features a stripped away aesthetic that emphasises transparency – fit for a company that specialises in payment.
For an organisation that champions making positive change, it made perfect sense for Davidson to change their workspace to reflect their philosophy. COMUNiTI’s inspired approach to flooring using Milliken-Ontera saw the Davidson brand flawlessly translated into its new working environment.
Drawing on Frank Body’s signature pale pink and youthful aesthetic, Melbourne-based studio Made For has delivered an office that balances professional, playful, comfortable and energetic.
An interplay of dualities, Bestseller’s new Shanghai workspace offers a rose-tinted perspective on the future of fashion.
With organisations and professionals rethinking work and the workplace, co-working spaces may just be the most appealing solution to the hybrid working model in a post-pandemic world.
Passionate about powering your daily productivity, OE Elsafe introduces PICCOLO: a superior, high-powered USB charging module that packs a punch.
SLAB wins Work, Redefined – The Design Challenge with a Kit Of Pods for the Social Office. This 3-D printed off-the-shelf product is both a solution and a strategy that puts people at the centre of the new socially-driven workplace.
Inspired by water, the new Hogan Lovells office in Beijing supports fluid ways of working, while bringing people together in an inviting space. Designed by MCX Interior, the workspace sets a new standard in China’s capital city.
Future X Collective, the latest venture from Futurespace, brings together a range of consultants to optimise workplace experience.
WeWork Pacific’s design studio director Tom Crocker discusses how teams are now dictating where they work and why balancing a sense of connectedness with flexibility will deliver the richest and most attractive employee experience.
Indesign #85, the ‘Social Spaces’ issue is out now. Indesign Editor Alice Blackwood brings us up to speed on the retail and hospitality design topics informing this edition’s theme.
Davenport Campbell delivers the second phase of CBA’s South Eveleigh campus with a future-fit workplace that aligns people with tech and innovation.
Through user consultation, GroupGSA developed a series of staff-focussed and future-ready workplaces for insurance giant QBE.
It’s the million-dollar question: what does the future of work look like? Herman Miller has put it to Australia’s top design minds to conceptualise what that future might look like, in its inaugural ‘Work, Redefined’ design challenge.
Speculation over if the world will realise a ubiquitous return to office sometime in the foreseeable future is superfluous, going by the contents of Cushman & Wakefield’s latest report – the real question is when?
Siren Design’s progressive and unequivocally cool workplaces are grounded by a belief in designing for community and context.
What use does the idle office have, if we’re all working from home? Sim-Plex Design Studio proposes an adaptive spatial solution for hybrid working.
Surpassing a decade in design practice doesn’t mean it’s time to rest on your laurels. As far as Bryant Alsop Architects is concerned, it meant time to redefine its studio and its space.
Rather than speculate about how the post pandemic office might shape up, global leaders in workplace design, Unispace, cut right to the chase and turned its Auckland studio into a blueprint for the new world of work.
The pandemic-driven disruption of how we work has been painful for both companies and employees. But it is also providing an opportunity for us to recalibrate how we want the future of work to look like.
What can we learn from the workplace design projects named on the Australian Interior Design Awards 2021 shortlist?
There’s a lot we don’t know about the future of workplace. But even amidst the current uncertainty, Carr associate Richard Healy offers clarity on 6 key facets of workplace design.
For those yet to experience Indesign #83, our ‘Workplace Progress’ issue in full, here’s news that ought to please you.
Frame Publishers’ recent title, Where We Work, provides an exposé of design lessons from the modern office, distilled from an international spread of exemplary workplace design projects.
Inspired initially by the groundbreaking Google HQ, workplace culture has risen steadily as a priority on the agenda of businesses since the beginning of the internet age.
From its basement bike racks to its rooftop meeting pods, Market Lane by Elenberg Fraser fulfils a craving for greener pastures among its health-driven workers.
In a post-brand age enterprises are re-evaluating their real estate to create a visceral brand presence.
Our ‘Workplace Progress’ issue—on sale from 25 March 2021—examines the shifting goal posts of workplace design, and shares the most notable contemporary insights, perspectives and projects in the space today.
A former chocolate factory in the Haymarket district of Sydney has been refurbished to become a boutique new office building designed by Make Architects.
In designing Finlaysons Lawyers’ new Adelaide headquarters, Hames Sharley balanced a quintessential paradox of interests faced by conservative practices in the contemporary world: the need for collaboration versus confidentiality.
Blending commercial and residential design in a way that we don’t see everyday, McGrath Double Bay by The Unlisted Collective presents a new paradigm of home office, being that it’s inverted.
A new workplace by Design Theory ticks all the boxes in style and amenity and, referencing the surrounding landscape, it is right at home in the city of Perth.
At the tail end of 2020, our work spaces have never looked more different, and the needs of our offices have never been more varied. Thankfully, Pedrali has you covered.
As a talented, multi-award winning architect and designer, Rooshad Shroff has just established a new gallery in Mumbai that celebrates design at its very best.
Create curated office spaces with commercial furniture designed to meet the needs and identity of every brand.
The second of three projects from a collaboration between Laminex and Kennedy Nolan, this contemporary workplace explores the inherent design flexibility of Laminex® laminate with an energising mix of colours, sculptural form-making and natural woodgrain texture.
From Sydney warehouse conversions, industrial-esque cafés in Melbourne and offices in New York lofts, these industrial interiors are leading the style revolution.
Australian brand, Luxxbox brings a playfulness to lighting design with Motif – a collection of patterns designed to elevate the workplace.
Banco Chambers by Bates Smart is an office fitout quite contrary to the hybrid, open-plan spaces definitive of the contemporary workplace design cliché.
Leading Australian furniture brand, Luxxbox presents Brix – the uniquely flexible system that is designed for the office space’s new normal.
Nordest Arquitectura have completed a brilliant office build, creating a modern space while retaining what was beautiful about the old one.
“We felt passionate about delivering something that spoke of openness, where people would feel uninhibited within the space.” What is the true meaning of a healthy work-life balance? Vitale Design rewrites the formula at Modus Head Office.
Four villages, two towers, multiple connecting stairs and an entirely new working model that’s been four years in the making. How did Bates Smart combat a “long runway” to future proof its design for Australian Unity?
For over half a century, Accent Furniture has constantly transformed the everyday workplace into a space of comfort, versatility and purpose.
Stylecraft and HASSELL’s collaborative legacy of awe-inspiring showroom interiors has breached new frontiers with the new Stylecraft Singapore showroom.
Set within general residential zoning on Hoddle Street in Melbourne, McCorkell Brown Group’s offices by Ha Architecture achieve a fine balance between appeasing the neighbours and preparing for the next 20 years in business.
Moving ‘uptown’ from five floors to a single open studio, Denton Corker Marshall has eschewed the popularist office palette of soft pastels and soothing timbers. “It’s a fairly stripped back fit-out, but it’s honest and conveys the way we work, as much as how we design,” says DCM’s founding director and architect, Barrie Marshall.
Six major Australian labels, two buildings, one unified workplace… how does it work? Heidi Smith of Gray Puksand gives us the scoop on David Jones’ and Country Road Group’s stylish new Melbourne headquarters.
Creating a soothing workplace environment is continuing to move up as a desired requirement on client briefs. This project considers workplace wellness in an all-new way.
An old warehouse space is transformed by BoardGrove Architects into a modern office – including a three-peach colour scheme.
The Work Space is one of the most tightly contested categories in the INDE.Awards. Which is why Russell & George’s self-designed North Melbourne studio was such a worthy winner in 2019.
Winc is a workplace solutions company, standing as a market leader in office furnishings and supplies, and when it came time to refresh its own workplace the company knew it would require a special touch.
Plus Architecture has delivered a dramatic workplace interior fit-out for Lechte Corporation, bringing a moody palette and residential-like touches to life.
Could your office headquarters double as a collective workspace? When Excelon Group acquired an ageing office space they had big ideas, and a very loose brief. Kennedy Nolan overcame distinctive heritage features (that staircase!) to vividly imbue the historic 19th-century building with modern functionality.
An architecture studio’s own office generally offers an insight into the aesthetics and philosophy of its work – that is certainly the case with Pitch Architecture and Development’s new space in Richmond.
“Move fast and break things.” It’s a mantra that has defined Silicon Valley and the Zuckerberg-age of technology development. But can the same methodology be applied to workplace design? Unispace thinks so, at least in part.
What defines the Queensland vernacular and how does it permeate into a workplace fit-out? Local studio Peddle+Potter (P+P) brought a truly refreshing design to life.
Idea generation, creativity and mental stamina: this is the currency of the modern-day knowledge worker. What sort of environment is required for the people who innovate through ideation?
Award-winning architecture studio Bates Smart has designed a new-generation co-working space in Melbourne for Hub Australia.
Bates Smart looked to the characteristic attributes of Melbourne to bring the vitality of the city into a high-performance working environment.
As the ‘well’ movement gathers momentum, we see numerous workspaces re-skinned as colourful, enticing work-life centres. But just how well do these workplaces deliver on the promise? Enter, Woodside.
In tackling the design of his studio space, David Flack went down the proverbial ‘rabbit hole’, constructing a working model of his own inner workings. For his team and clientele, the studio is a deep dive into an immersive world of design – and all of Flack’s own making.
Working behaviours around the world have evolved to spur collaboration while improving employee happiness, productivity and wellbeing through innovative design.
K&K Industries’ sophisticated offices draw on disparate influences of hotel suites, casual dining and retail design to create an entirely bespoke office experience.
In bringing 2000 Microsoft staff into a single location, Gensler has deconstructed the typical working model. Taking its client into unchartered territories, the design team envisaged a new working landscape that moves beyond the corporate norms to embrace ‘island’ life.
Built has seven offices across Australia, but its latest project in Melbourne was close to home – being the company’s own head office.
London-based designer Sevil Peach brought the concept of the home office to the world when she started designing office and showroom spaces for Vitra. She believes that companies and spaces alike must be always pitched for change.
Adele McNab has designed a warm, open and inviting workplace with a focus on people and sustainability.
What turns a team into a community? Following a whirlwind tour of Europe’s most successful workplaces, Heidi Smith of Gray Puksand, shares the team’s findings.
Studies reveal that while flexible and agile working modes are designed to empower the individual, they also contribute to low productivity and absenteeism. Can a happy medium between old and new typologies be achieved?