2013 Australian Interior Design Awards: Workplace Design

Workplace Design Award Slattery Australia by Elenberg Fraser Australian Interior Design Awards

Jury comment

This is clearly a standout office. In this project, a sophisticated white palette is enriched with a subtle pattern applied to the walls, seductive lighting and the selective introduction of fine black elements – from the thin, steel-framed glazing used along corridors to a punch of black on the ceiling in the form of a circular light. It requires great skill to use a domestic palette in an office environment without creating a residential feel, and Elenberg Fraser has achieved this. This is truly an office everyone would love to work in.

Design statement

Slattery’s new fitout embraces the innovation and luxury of the uniforms and vehicles in the film Tron Legacy. We can confirm the rumour that we had designed and specified latex reception wear (non-gender specific, obviously). We love the relationship between people and space. Slattery’s heavenly aesthetic is hard to miss: blonde timber floors flow up onto the walls, embedded graphics are in the form of linear curves, and works by prominent young artists are installed throughout the space. Meeting room doors bring a touch of New York loft style with their black steel frames, and the working environment is a high-key, white, light space. The design reflects our reading of a company that’s come of age – one that we have been actively involved with for fourteen years, since our first project. As our practice has moved into late adolescence, Slattery Australia has become a real adult.

The Australian Interior Design Awards are presented by the Design Institute of Australia, DesignEX and Artichoke magazine.


Design practice
Elenberg Fraser
Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Project Team
Callum Fraser, Aivars Kristens, Hana Hakim, Mauris Lai
Site details
Location Level 14, 160 Queen Street,  Melbourne,  Vic,  Australia
Category Interiors
Type Workplace
Project Details
Status Built



Published online: 31 May 2013
Images: Peter Clarke


Artichoke, May 2013

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