With hundreds of offices across Australia, finance brokers Mortgage Choice have a new branch in South Yarra, Melbourne with a distinct identity designed to make customers feel at ease thanks to B.E Architecture.
“While quite refined, the office is more like a studio with a comfortable, relaxed aesthetic.” say the architects. “Unique for a financial business, it has an open plan with the primary focus on two custom-made work stations designed as stand-alone furniture with steel up lights at the centre.”
“Where separation is necessary, steel-framed glass partitions form an executive office and casual conference rooms. The glazing is segmented with irregular banding of obscure glass, based more on a fabric design than a traditional steel window detailing, providing privacy and maintaining the open feel.”
“The finishes and furnishings are an eclectic mix that is less about luxury and more about creating a memorable space. Grey rendered walls, dark timber joinery and plush silk carpeting create a richly textured backdrop. The furniture, a varied collection of coloured velvet, leather, timber and blackened steel, feels as if it has been accumulated over time. Lighting is warm and dimmable with a preference towards unique accent lights to be more inviting. The choice of artwork further emphasizes the attention to detail that encourages customers to feel at ease.”