Pushing the boundaries of office fitouts
The fitout of Maxus’ Sydney office in Berry Street steers away from the standard office layout and creates a space that enables staff interaction and client collaboration.
The fitout of Maxus’ Sydney office in Berry Street steers away from the standard office layout and creates a space that enables staff interaction and client collaboration. Spanning 460 square metres, the fitout comprises an open plan meeting area, a meeting room furnished with vintage leather-clad chairs and a casual meeting space with dining booths and an Al Pacino inspired feature wall graphic.
The design incorporates an eclectic mix of new, vintage, unconventional materials and industrial features, and includes vintage-look staff lockers, yellow and red power blades, a hammock and a beer brewing station. A cafeteria-style breakout area and kitchen space complement the industrial theme with polished concrete flooring, vintage trestle tables and an assortment of stools in various colours that are contrasted against the blackened open ceiling featuring exposed service lines. The lobby area includes a number of eccentric features such as a punching bag, recycled brick feature wall, antique artisan workbench, vinyl graphic film and a large tartan rug.
“Clients, particularly within the media sector, are increasingly pushing the boundaries of office fitouts. There seems to be a real drive to create a workplace that sits outside the conventional norms,” notes Andrew Holder, managing director of Amicus Interiors, which completed the fitout in collaboration with The Bold Collective.