When designing the interiors of the refurbished Duncan Cotterill offices in the Australis Nathan Building, workplace designers CPRW Fisher took the opportunity to separate the office out from the existing building and let it shine in its own right. Monochromatic tones throughout give the office a sleek, professional finish, while two Fodera wall installations add a touch of drama.
When conceiving the designs for the walls, designer Luciano Velocci was confident Fodera would be the right choice. “They can do anything,” he says. “They can work with their standard panels or do very different custom designs. We haven’t found anything they haven’t managed to make.”
For the boardroom, a custom designed wall with a mild lustre finish provides the primary backdrop for meetings. The design features a faceted relief pattern with dramatic contrasting pin lines in negative detail — a look that adds detail without overpowering the room. “We wanted a backdrop that was sympathetic with other finishes,” explains Luciano. “It is monochromatic but detailed.”
To create contrast and drama, a wall with the same pattern was used in the office breakout and bar area, only in a super polished stainless steel, providing an eye-catching reflective surface. “In the bar area, we could put in a little more glamour as it is where they have a lot of functions and meetings,” says Luciano. “Because of the evening events, it made sense to use something shinier.”
Installation of the Fodera walls was quick and simple. As Fodera built the panels off-site, installation was time-efficient and could be completed during office hours, with little disruption to the law firm. Luciano was impressed with Fodera’s commitment to the design process and achieving the best outcome. “Their investment in the project is unparalleled,” he says.
The end result is the culmination of Duncan Cotterill’s forward-thinking ethos, CPRW Fisher’s custom designs and Fodera’s practical know-how; two eye-catching wall features that bring glamour and detail to the new office space. “The client is happy and the walls look beautiful,” says Luciano.