Pinsent Masons are a global professional services firm specializing in Law. As an innovative and progressive company with offices in Sydney & Melbourne, they looked to establish their expertise in a new location, Perth.
The new Perth fitout represented a defining moment for the client, an opportunity to create a unique expression of a quality working environment, one that would positively impact both their team and clients.
Through a competitive process, Design Theory were appointed, the local team seeing an alignment in their design-led thinking.
From the outset, the client articulated their desire for a highly professional, agile space reflecting who they were and what they stood for. There was also an honest introduction to their global value system of being Approachable, Bold & Connected, and their desire for an interior that embodied a sense of place, being Perth city.
As designers, we found inspiration in the location – the sweeping & accessible views, and the Perth team itself – the exceptional skills & sense of purpose they embodied.
From here we formed a concept for the space which evolved around ‘Celebrating People and Celebrating Lifestyle’.
For people - multipurpose spaces for focused work, collaboration, relaxation, privacy and socialising - this space is one that confidently treads its own path forward. It is incredibly functional and tailored, unique and agile, allowing the individual and team as a whole to be the best version of itself it can be.
In a sector of design that often plays with generosity of spaces as a means to evoke trust and esteem, this workplace interior flips that idea, instead playing with intimate scale and a highly personal tone to foster genuine connections with their clients.
For lifestyle, the spaces are carefully planned, connecting to one another. From an instant engagement with the location upon entry, through the layering of spaces with textiles, the experience draws on similarities to rooms of a home, a residential scale.
The material palette - derived from colours, textures and hues from the Swan River and Kings Park- has been used to further blur the lines between inside and out, from one space to the next, imbedding a local experience and context further.
Pattern is layered within the depth of the floor place through hanging acoustic screens from Studio Vonk, character filled textural carpets and pops of colour to wall lights & joinery add to the interior’s inviting nature.
Collectively the design makes for a considered and assured space, the fine attention to design detail matching the detailed expert advice the team offers their clients.