From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 20-22 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle
The client was moving into a new development on the Newcastle waterfront, with views towards Newcastle’s industrial past.
The client is a multidisciplinary consulting practice, and has been involved in major industrial and infrastructure projects.
The design concept was for the detail design, including selection of the colour palette, to take cues from the industrial past of the client organisation and Newcastle itself, while providing a contemporary fit-out suited to the new development, and to demonstrate the client’s commitment to quality design and sustainability. The client brief also called for a fun and funky space for their staff to work and trusted the designers in their suggestion of a bold colour palette based about acidic bright colours with extensive use of black, grey, red and metallic finishes.
Key features include the entry wall painted in Resene Maxwell Smart with applied vinyl graphics demonstrating the colour palette throughout the office, the bright orange storage units and timber slat walls to match electrical switchboards, and the design of the reception desk in high gloss laminate with an automotive feel.
Throughout the fit-out, splashes of colour in doors, bulkheads, fabrics and floors set off the selection of white for the majority of joinery and furniture.
In keeping with the commitment to the environment, paints used throughout the fit-out were specified based upon the Green Building Council of Australia’s limits for low VOC emissions.
Colours used: Resene Billy T, Resene Cherry Pie, Resene Decadence, Resene Guardsman Red, Resene Jordy Blue, Resene Kitsch, Resene Lime, Resene Lip Service, Resene Maxwell Smart, Resene Minsk, Resene Quarter Spanish White, Resene Red Hot, Resene Sun, Resene Turbo, Resene Tahiti Gold, Resene Wot Eva.
Architectural Specifier: Ceilidh Higgins and Kate Marsh
Building Contractor: Bolkm
Colour Selection: Ceilidh Higgins and Kate Marsh
Interior Designer: Ceilidh Higgins and Kate Marsh
Painting Contractor: Jorcam Painting Pty Ltd
Photographer: Murray McKean
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