SPACE

Ex­per ienc ing

Belle - - Belle Promotion -

WARCHITECTURAL PHI­LOS­O­PHY AND AES­THETIC? Hay­ley Bon­ham: Travel has been the big­gest in uence in the de­vel­op­ment of the La Porte Group aes­thetic. Fre­quent trips to Paris and Lon­don, ex­plor­ing gal­leries, mu­se­ums and cre­ative spa­ces have shaped and formed the fun­da­men­tals from a de­sign per­spec­tive. IS THERE A COM­MON EL­E­MENT OR AP­PROACH THAT RUNS THROUGH ALL AS­PECTS OF YOUR WORK? La Porte Group has be­come renowned for its at­ten­tion to de­tail and ef­fort­less ap­proach to cre­at­ing im­pact­ful spa­ces with a re ned min­i­mal­ist feel. WHAT INI­TIALLY AP­PEALED TO YOU ABOUT THE SITE OF LA PORTE AND WHAT WAS THE CON­CEPT FOR THE S PACE? Nearly all of our sites have an unas­sum­ing fa­cade, but what draws us to a space is the bones. The cur­rent site for La Porte Space in Syd­ney was a run­down in­dus­trial build­ing that was dif cult to see past. We were drawn to the high ceil­ings and nat­u­ral light from ev­ery an­gle. We could in­stantly see the po­ten­tial to house multi of­fer­ings for cre­atives, not only of ces, but re­tail and event spa­ces too. There was an op­por­tu­nity to bring a strong Scan­di­na­vian/parisian in uence to the Aus­tralian mar­ket through our de­sign. HOW WOULD YOU DE­SCRIBE THE COM­PLETED IN­TE­RI­ORS AND WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE DE­SIGN EL­E­MENTS? Min­i­mal­ist, lux­ury with a Parisian/scandi un­der­tone. Some of our favourite de­sign el­e­ments in­clude the pol­ished con­crete oors, Moroc­can court­yard and mould­ing that de nes the at­ten­tion to de­tail that is our sig­na­ture. WHAT IS THE ETHOS BE­HIND THE WORK THAT YOU DO AND HOW IS THIS RE­FLECTED IN THE DE­SIGN OF LA PORTE? We don’t just cre­ate build­ings or spa­ces. I be­lieve La Porte Group cre­ates ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­pe­ri­ences. This ethos shows through in ev­ery de­tail. Care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion and cu­ra­tion are key, from the Le Labo scents that

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