Dixon Advisory’s seventh floor office space was dated, poorly arranged and neglected opportunities to capitalize on sweeping views of Melbourne. The goal for this commercial office renovation was to transform the monotonous space into a fresh, contemporary, and client-facing floor for the growing firm.
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To begin, the team originally chose carpet tile to create a warm aesthetic that felt less like an office and more like an inviting space for collaboration. The carpet tile was selected to greet guests upon entry, but when the tile’s width couldn’t lie flush with the ground directly off the elevator, the team pivoted to a clever solution.
Nearby, the newly relocated reception area now features panoramic views of the north, an inviting wet bar and a timber and stone reception desk, that was strategically designed at a lower angle to ensure receptionists can be seen in plain view by clients entering the office.
Two custom-made bookcases constructed from blackened steel, brass and wood mask the meeting rooms beyond, while adding to the cozy vibe. Herringbone oak ceilings with an inlayed strip lighting design adds a natural feel, and warm furniture creates a soft corporate client experience throughout the space.
The conference and board rooms are now located on the south side of the building – both with expansive views over Fitzroy gardens and across to the city. Each meeting room is glass enclosed with grid-like mullions to add a contemporary feel with enhanced privacy.
Fully complete and operational under a tight timeline, this modern office renovation has created a youthful and inspiring workplace that reflects its staff, company ethos and east Melbourne location.