The design philosophy used geological striations and desert earth as a direction for the details of the project, with the natural movement and compressions of earth creating interesting forms and colours. The joinery took on these forms, and highlighted strongly the grain and texture of the Laminex Impressions range.
This commercial fitout utilised some existing built form in the tenancy, whilst creating new open workstation areas with access to natural light. Also new for Minotaur is a large, light and bright team breakout and meeting space.
Studio Tonic is pleased to have been working with highly successful urban and regional planning firm, URPS, at their Fullarton Road offices for a number of years. They recently expanded and we created new glazed offices to complement their open plan workstations, and opened up the boardroom to reception. This change, together with the glimpses of the office visible through the slot opening, activates the space.
With the new office joinery soon to be installed, the team are finding the space great to work in, and very light and bright. The glazing suite with sliding doors selected by Studio Tonic is good looking, space efficient and has sufficient seals to provide acoustic separation. Looking good URPS!
Studio Tonic was engaged by National Wine Industry representatives, Wine Australia, WFA, GWRDC and the WGGA to fitout their premises. The double storey 1,000m2 office building is co-located at the National Wine Centre, Botanic Road, Hackney.
The dynamic and vibrant boardroom and breakout spaces can be linked via operable walls, as well as open onto a newly created outdoor eating area overlooking grape vines. The striking carpet is reminiscent of aerial views of vineyard regions and was custom coloured by Studio Tonic.
The iconic curved rammed earth building provided a strong backdrop for Studio Tonic's design concept, with fitout colours and textures sourced from nature. By creating an open workspace environment, light and fabulous botanic views are made available to all staff members.
Commercial and Corporate Portfolio
Office fitouts and Public spaces
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Chris Sale Consulting
Studio Tonic was very pleased to work side by side with the team at Chris Sale Consulting when they relocated to new premises at 17 The Parade Norwood. This fabulous villa provides a solid foundation for their busy cost management and quantity surveying business.
A simple black and white scheme was continued throughout the space, with timber highlights from the existing fireplace surrounds.
The joinery was finely folded and crafted by Sprigg Joinery and Ideal Acrylic.
The simple Utility room joinery extends to include a striking hot desk in black, set off by the gorgeous Sayl chair by Herman Miller, used throughout the fitout.
Studio Tonic worked with the staff of UCI Furniture in Adelaide to upgrade their showroom and assess their retail display protocols. With our varied retail experience in visual merchandising, stock management and retail buying of furniture and homewares we were able to re-plan the showroom to enable more stock display, incorporate efficient back of house areas, support client meeting and provide for a future breakout/cafe area capable of entertaining clients day to day and supporting numerous in house corporate functions.
Studio Tonic also provided the palette direction for upholstery finishes for existing and new floor stock from soft furniture through to task chairs and workstations.
Guidera O'Connor is a privately owned South Australian Company specialising in the design and construction of water treatment infrastructure. When relocating from a number of separate offices into a custom built warehouse incorporating a two storey office space, Studio Tonic was engaged to assist with the interior finishes and fitout of the office, as well as the external colours and signage for the building.
Studio Tonic worked with Guidera O’Connor to select an appropriate workstation system for a team of administration, drafting, design and management staff. The purchase of furniture was co‑ordinated by Studio Tonic, and finishes and joinery design were commissioned directly through the building contractor, Construct Industrial, as an integrated construction and fitout project.
UniSA USASA offices
Studio Tonic was engaged to create a fresh direction for the Universiity of South Australia's Student Association offices across the Adelaide campuses. These were recently implemented across two campuses - City East and Magill.
USASA has recently updated its logo, and the imagery used on the first new cover was referenced in graphics and custom fabric on lounge chairs.
Space has been created to display, sell and try UniSA's expanding range of college wear. Also incuded in these fitouts are PC benches for UniSA access, together with recharge stations for students laptops, phones and tablets.
The USASA offices have always been a place to gather for information and support, and City East and Magill Campuses are now more appealing to visit, and sit awhile.
Mihell & Lycos office
We liked this office so much, we moved in!
This fabulous villa at 47 Harrow Road St Peters was crying out for some love and attention. Having been empty for quite a while, Kimon & Lena Lycos obtained the property with a view to creating a collaborative office space at this well known corner.
A simple approach was taken with the design to maintain the character of the building. Large modern light fittings from Artemide provide a great spread of diffused light to the large volumes to life.
Furniture and fitout is simple, clean and colourful with a little Swedish personality included for the owners. Studio Tonic are enjoying the company in the new office, as much as the ambience and location. Come visit soon!
City of Mitcham offices
Studio Tonic was engaged through Catalyst Architects by the City of Mitcham to refurbish parts of their Council offices on Belair Road.
The Council required a number of additional staff positions, together with an upgrade to their workspace technology.
With new carpet selected for throughout the entire Council Chambers, and a revision of air conditioning, the interior fitout of this project was the smallest part of the upgrade. However, the outcomes have been the most visible.
The welcome light and bright changes have been well accepted by the staff in the three areas provided with new workstations and amenities.
Architect/Lead Consultant: Catalyst Architects
Interiors: Studio Tonic.
OZ Minerals Lobby
Studio Tonic was pleased to assist with the revitalisation of a grey and inactive downstairs lobby for OZ Minerals.
Core samples from a variety of mines were polished and finished and installed under lights to great effect. A glass display case also showcases geological samples from their mines. We learnt a lot!
This project was done in a very short period of time and could not have succeeded without a very helpful client, and an even more committed builder. Thanks again to our mates at Chris Whittaker Constructions.
Studio Tonic were engaged on 3 November 2015 and the space was opened by Premier Jay Weatherill on 17 December 2015. We did it!