D doesn’t often cover office spaces but this new studio for Slattery Australia definitely deserved a share. Designed by the Australia and Vietnam based architecture and design firm Elenberg Fraser – inspiration for the new studio came from a rather unexpected source – focusing tightly on the themes in the Walt Disney sci fi film, Tron.
Key features of this cool yet sophisticated office space begin with a lushly tufted upholstered reception desk set against blond timber floors which flow up onto the walls where they expand and contract, creating illusions of space and depth.
In addition to the wood detailing, textural walls are also employed in the elevator entry and works of art by the young artists Joseph Kosuth, Emily Floyd, and Daniel Crooks are installed thought the space.
With the intent of bringing a little New York style into this 13th floor Australian studio, the designers fitted all meeting rooms with glass steel framed doors.
And the pièce de résistance? In keeping with their Tron inspired theme, word on the street is that Elenberg Fraser even designed and specified latex reception wear. Maybe not so comfortable but the detail oriented among us will be glad to know that this rumor has been, in fact, confirmed. So, what do you think?
Photography by Peter Clarke. Courtesy of Elenberg Fraser.