It’s becoming one of the great challenges within design……. mobility! We are all ‘on the go’, sometimes our entire workload can be carried in our pockets. So how do you create a fluid office space that can respond to the day to day changes, without creating a space that feels soul-less when the majority of employees are mobile?
This is a great example of making the office mobile, allowing it to change as the day to day needs of its workers change. This particular interior uses sustainable plantation timbers to create the features and furniture, which we at Tane Furniture Design are firmly in favour of.
Technology + Craftsmanship Revamp Office
A dated, impractical office has been refitted with an origami-inspired model which warms the space with its geometric pinewood form. The existing office of Melbourne-based Assemble studio was largely open and made of concrete, leading to terrible acoustics and ample echoing. To combat this issue Assemble’s designers created their own riveted installation; it covers pipes, ductwork, smoke detectors, fire alarms, an air conditioning system and a labyrinth of ‘other ugly services’ beneath it.
‘Our aim was to create a low cost, flexible workspace that would be an inspiring home for our varied creative projects,’ says Giuseppe Demaio, director of Assemble. ‘As a design-obsessed organization, we felt our own studio was the perfect opportunity to showcase for our design sensibility and skills.’ The wooden installation was constructed by Localspaces and was made of sustainably-harvested plantation pine with minimal waste. Battens measuring 45-by-90mm and 20-by-40mm interlink to form the mirrored triangular structure.
Foreword by Gary Pennington of Tane Furniture Design
Photos courtesy Tanj Milbourne.
Text by Lydia Parafianowicz