Melbourne based design studio, The Stella Collective, have chosen an early 20th century former department store to house their new studio.
Recognising the charm of the building; the ornate detailing and high ceilings flooding natural light into the space, Director Hana Hakim explains, “The space is a reflection of our philosophy in respecting the old whilst embracing the new… It’s the kind of design tension we live for. Refined sophistication, but with a rock ‘n’ roll heart. A space that excites the senses and has an uplifting, inspiring quality.”
The Stella Collective have delicately crafted a contemporary interior within the period shell. The glazed partitions themselves have been sensitively installed to avoid disturbing the building. The material palette compliments those that were there before and furniture and styling is light and subtle.
The new studio is a clear reflection of the blurring boundries between commercial office spaces and a desire for a more domestic approach to our working environments. Understandably so, as after all, we spend more time here than we do at home anyway!
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