A truly collaborative process between the client and the designer, handpicking finishes and fabrics, created a uniquely tailored approach to the design process.
Irish software company Fineos approached PMG with a brief to create a new open, dynamic and inspiring workspace for their business, which incorporated a sense of creativity and quirkiness.
The design had to be future-proofed, allowing for enough work points to accommodate projected growth numbers. The new office also needed to incorporate more meeting rooms to accommodate more sales meetings and a flexible training area for clients.
Kent Street, Sydney
PMG conceived a bold, colourful and dynamic design, in line with the client’s brief for a vibrant space that embraced their Irish roots.
The resulting workspace blurs the boundaries of a typical office fit-out with a contemporary take on heritage detailing. Georgian style doors differentiate meeting rooms, which are colour blocked using their corporate colour palette. Room names represent local Sydney landmarks with the artwork designed to reflect Dublin street signs with their Irish Gaelic translations. Various solutions were also introduced to service different working styles and demands, including hot desks, touch down areas for ad-hoc meetings, private focus rooms and collaboration areas.
The breakout, which acts as the ‘Town Hall’ area, is detailed with a vertical garden, painted exposed ceiling and a herringbone timber floor with a Georgian tile inlay. The communal bench seating creates an informal beer garden vibe, enticing the Fineos family to socialise over a drink, host client events or company updates. This area’s flexibility is increased by incorporating a booth’ nook’ with integrated technology, a billiard table, casual seating and a banquette along the perimeter, providing the perfect location for informal meetings, collaboration, and entertaining with the harbour bridge as the backdrop.
The resulting office is a fun, contemporary and unique space that perfectly balances the functional and practical considerations with a wonderfully quirky aesthetic.