When I heard one of my favourite NZ interior designers, Material Creative, had a new office space, I knew I had to send someone along to shoot it for you guys.
A turn of the century building on Auckland’s K Road, the empty shell was first re-designed and extended by Glamuzina Architects. With a beautiful blank canvas to work with, Material Creative’s founders Toni Brandso and Liv Harper lead their team (now seven-strong) in the complete fit-out of the space, and then invited a bunch of brand friends to join them.
They’ve created a workspace with that’s an extension of who they are as designers and people – light and bright, high quality but hospitable, on trend but one step ahead.
Genuine Thonet chairs and original floorboards…
Material Creative designed the LED and had it made locally
That beautiful deep green paint is Aalto Domain, and the small green tiles are from Tilespace.
P.S: Can we just stop to appreciate the black power switch for a second? OK, good, on we go.
Those half circle handles were an ikea find from years ago
(the girls were just waiting for the right project in which to use them)
The materials library, with shelving by Lundia, and some beautiful lights that
first made their first appearance in Biskit eatery in Parnell (designed by Material Creative)
The centrepiece of the materials library is the marble-topped vintage table, found on TradeMe
Probably my favourite bit (next to the kitchen tiling and paint) are these linen curtains,
used to close off and delineate spaces and give a residential feel
Shared desk space, below the best-looking ceiling you’ve seen in a while
Another one of those custom-made LEDs injects some modernity into the classic architecture
When someone’s office is more comfortable than your own house…
love the layered rugs (from Nodi) and the use of old plan drawers as a table
One of two meeting rooms (the paint colour is Chevron, by Aalto)
Love this wall colour – Aalto’s Sovereign
Did we just become best friends, guys? I have this same sink and black tapware
Material Creative purchased the cactus pattern as a stock image
and had their sign guys print it as a wallpaper
The green grout is a genius move
See some of the commercial spaces Material Creative have designed, over on their website.
Photography by Josh Griggs for The New