WELL DESIGNED ENVIRONMENTS POSITIVELY IMPACT HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND CONNECTION.
Interiors go beyond the built form of walls, floors and ceilings to give spaces personality, character and soul
They have the ability to cultivate energy, evoke emotion and persuade behaviour.
Whether the intent is to invigorate the senses or settle the mind; nurture learning or increase dwell time; create a sanctuary or stimulate human connection; interior design has the power to influence the way we feel and behave in a space.
From the meticulous selection of colour to set the tone, to the curated layering of textures to stimulate the senses, to the application of bespoke detailing to embellish the space, Interior Design is a beautiful balance of architecture, experiential design and art.
i2C’s Interiors Studio is a national team of designers and technical design professionals
Our approach is all about collaboration. Whether it be with clients, consultants, builders, international partners or our own team of architects and graphic designers, we believe in designing as a collective.
With experience across multiple sectors within interior design, we understand the need for our client’s return on investment and approach each project strategically, holistically and with purpose. We believe that as designers we have a responsibility to balance the commercial objectives of our clients with our own vision and the needs of the wider community.
With the shift to working from home becoming more common for many businesses, the design of the workplace has never been more essential. It is no longer somewhere we spend 30% of our day in, five days a week. Now, it’s somewhere we choose to go to come together, collaborate and share knowledge. A well planned, agile workplace accommodates a variety of work settings and balances casual and formal spaces to suit the purpose of the activity. Implementing design models such as Activity Based Working (ABW) can dramatically improve efficiency in an office by understanding the core tasks required to effectively run the business. Good workplace design can transform an organisation into a high performing powerhouse by increasing team engagement, productivity and mental wellbeing.
Retail developments are no longer only about convenience and shopping, but rather places for the community to gather, engage with one another and share memorable experiences. Well designed retail districts, amenities and Entertainment and Leisure Precincts have a transformative quality that enables them to transition between day and night, creating a completely different atmosphere and purpose for visitors each time. These multi-purpose spaces are often at the heart of retail and mixed-use developments where Architecture meets Interior Design. When planned well they have the ability to establish destination hubs, impact surrounding businesses and create growth in communities.
BUILD TO RENT
With the emergence of build to rent in the Australian market, there is a lot of excitement about the changing landscape in the conventional renting model. Interior design plays a huge role in delivering a product that not only sets itself apart from a typical rental agreement but also offers the convenience and community a build to sell model just can’t compete with. Creating a thriving built to rent community is based upon a balance of core principles including timeless and resilient materiality, an abundance of well-designed and inclusive amenities, and flexibility for future adaptation.
We work closely with our clients to create successful and thriving food and beverage establishments through customer-focused design. Whether it be a retail dining precinct, a boutique café or a unique restaurant or pub, we space plan with function in mind. In addition to conceptual design, materiality and overall aesthetic, the dedicated operational consultants that work with our team ensure back of house and kitchen facilities are functional and meet health and safety requirements as well as everyday operations. Combined with our Branded Environments team and access to in-house lighting consultants we are able to deliver holistic concepts that create the ultimate dining experience.
Good design considers the entire community which includes a variety of abilities, ages and preferences. We see this as a lens through which we design all projects. Designing for inclusivity is an integral part of human-centred design as every individual has different needs. Whether it be a Changing Places facility that provides dignity and support, a parent’s room that enables the whole family to recharge, or a quiet room that creates a moment of calm, human-centred design creates a sense of belonging and ensures that more people can enjoy and actively participate in the community.
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