This was a staged refurbishment for Hachette’s Sydney Head Office and Sense Projects were engaged by Thoughtspace on behalf of Hachette Australia to deliver the refurbishment of their existing workspace. Hachette Australia is a leading Australian trade publishing house, based in Sydney, and owned by Hachette Livre, one of the world’s largest publishers. Hachette’s vision was to create a big entry statement to their existing space. They wanted to incorporate a warm, easy going and comfortable feel throughout with the use of retro colours and finishes. The refurbished fitout incorporated a new café with a library lounge feel including a scattering of informal shared spaces scattered throughout the workplace. The refurbishment included a mix of furnishings, finishes and graphics to make a bold statement as well as a mix of 60’s Danish style furniture and finishes to give it a cool residential/library room like feel and atmosphere.
Throughout the lift lobby and reception area there are mixed-media displays adding a clean, simple and fresh feel to the refurbished work space. The café/breakout included semi industrial style finishes in a variety of colours and textures. Sense Projects worked seamlessly with Thoughtspace to coordinate and manage the project through to completion. We kept both the designer and the client fully informed and consulted all parties as appropriate and was flexible and adaptable to the inevitable changes that occurred during the process.