Andrew Parr, Lé o Terrando & Ljiljana Gazevic
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR NEW STUDIO? It is in a heritage warehouse in a Melbourne CBD laneway. It was intended to be more than a “working space”, and has been designed to be spatially exible yet inspirational – a New York/soho-style loft with a Bauhaus twist. WHAT INITIALLY APPE ALED ABOUT THE SPACE? It is architecturally significant as the first conventional building in Australia constructed entirely of reinforced concrete. YOUR DESK ESSENTIALS? An endless supply of Artline felt-tip pens in all colours, white trace paper and cool tunes. WHAT IS UNIQUE
The building showcases its original brick walls, concrete ceilings and timber oors so its true texture is evident. Recessed arches, timeworn steps and hexagon columns all remain. A white palette forms the background of the interiors with details in black steel and feature walls painted in Bauhaus colours. There are patterned, hand-woven rugs and an eclectic mix of furniture and accessories. Large timber-framed windows ensure that breakout spaces and meeting rooms have abundant natural light which results in a beautiful space for creating. DESCRIBE THE VIEWS FROM THE OFFICE? At one end is a laneway and at the other, views of the iconic Forum theatre and St Paul’s Cathedral. DO YOU ENTERTAIN CLIENTS HERE? We aim for a relaxed and evolving studio-gallery space where our clients and staff feel inspired by the exible surrounds. We have curated a collection of artworks and designer furniture which is a tactile example for clients of what can be utilised for their projects. WHAT IS A DREAM DESK PIECE YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT NOW? A Jorg Zeidler desk lamp from Hub. IF YOUR STUDIO WERE LOCATED ANYWHERE ELSE, WHERE WOULD THAT BE? We’re very happy where we are, as we’ve just relocated after 20 years in the same studio.