Commercial Interior Design

Hillsborough Physiotherapy – Warner’s Bay 2005

 

DESIGN BRIEF:

“We turned a hidden away physiotherapy practice into a a league of its own in the medical field”       Hillsborough Physio opened its new doors in October 2005 after a total fit out.

Cameron Bulluss, the owner of Hillsborough Physio wanted to create “a modern, funky physio and fitness centre where people did not feel like they were waiting in a hospital ward for treatment”. Bulluss requested a site where his clients felt “energized and full of vitality”. A center that promoted wellness and healing but in an energetic and vibrant way.

“Every time I open the door and walk into my reception I think WOW I love coming to work!” Cameron Bulluss said

We worked extensively with Mr. Bulluss and Ms Isobel Green to make their vision of the best physio on the central coast become a reality. Amtico shell floor covering was used throughout the reception and treatment area with Tuft master Chablis carpet to add a softness in the therapy rooms. The custom made reception chairs are upholstered in the metallic orange health grade vinyl that reflects light and energy within the interior. Orginal Italian Kartell Lights are suspended above the reception area creating focal point in the reception.

Whitting wanted a child’s space that was integrated visually into the site. Something that spoke of good design and practicality. The team sourced a dynamic children’s drawing and play table fabricated by a local surfboard maker, in orange and white that proved to be the ideal option. A business that was once at the back of a gymnasium and squashed into 5 x 4m of cluttered space now boasts its own gymnasium for clients to exercise in , 2 office spaces, reception area and waiting room, with client files easily accessible behind a stunning frosted glass partition, open therapy treatment areas and a central staff workstation.

DEFINITIONS HEALTH CLUBS- St Leonards 2009

Our team designed the internal fit out and commercial branding for Definitions Gym St Leonards. This commercial interior design scheme included reception,workout area, cafe, lockers, bathrooms and signage. Catherine Whitting designed the business branding and interior concept for the design scheme around the logo and company graphics palette.

PERSONALEYES Laser Eye Surgery – Parramatta, Castle Hill, Morrisett, Sydney CBD. 2012 – 2015

Catherine Whitting has designed all of Personaleyes Laser Eye Surgery clinics in NSW. See link below for details:

http://www.resene.com.au/total-colour-awards/13-PersonalEYES.htm

PersonalEYES Laser Eye Surgery’s clinic in Sydney is a culmination of corporate branding and interior design by Catherine Whitting. The 2013 commercial interior design, creates a relaxing interior for patients and doctors.

Originally an educational fit-out, she transformed the existing site while retaining the existing floor coverings and some structural joinery for sustainable cost savings. The new reception, based on her previous surgery fit-outs for PersonalEYES at Morissett and Castle Hill, was designed to feel like an intimate local cafe, not a medical waiting room.

It boasts a custom designed circular lounge that floats elegantly on a travertine circular floor. InStyle Big Shot fabric provides the corporate branding interior palette and bold lineal stripe throughout the soft furnishings and consultation suites, hallway waiting areas and patient seating zones.

This medical interior provides comfort, intimacy and diversion for the patients, while they are waiting for and in-between treatments. An interactive active games hub, self-serve cafe and drinks bar, and digital media lounge provide an intimate space prior to entering the medical treatment rooms, consultation rooms, boardroom/CEO/ lounge and rear staff office.

The colour palette was derived from the PersonalEYES logo and corporate vision, which promotes “a new world of vision” for their patients through visual panoramic images of the natural environment. These images were reinterpreted with the introduction of InStyle Fabric’s ‘Big Shot’. Resene colours complemented this specification, providing a fresh, dynamic and strong saturation of colour that works in synergy with the corporate branding and textile.

 

Century 21 Real Estate Randwick – Sandgate Cottage 2005

Our team designed the reception and boardroom for Century 21 Randwick, Housed in one of Randwick’s oldest and most beautiful buildings, “Sandgate Cottage”.

This two-storey sandstone cottage built by Simeon Pearce as part of a row of five investment properties, its first tenant was Edwin Penfold. It had several names before it was acquired by the Commonwealth Government in 1918 and became the ‘Woodville Red Cross home’ for World War I veterans. In 1928 Catherine and Harold Tippler purchased it and owned it until 1966 after which it changed hands numerous times before it was restored in 1987 by Randwick Council. It housed the Randwick and District Historical Society’s museum and archives collection and was a Heritage Centre for the municipality until 1992. It is now one of the very first Century 21 offices established in Australia.

Set in this historic sandstone heritage site, Whitting celebrated the era of the architecture with illuminated Calcutta Marble, Florence Broadhurst Oriental Fan wallpaper and original lighting imported from Italy.

http://www.century21.com.au/classic/

CHROME Men’s Grooming Salon – Newcastle CBD 2009

http://www.chromegrooming.com.au/

Chrome Men’s grooming salon on the main street of Newcastle, was designed in 2009 by Catherine Whitting and her team in 2009. The site, originally fitted out as a commercial bank was transformed into a men’s hairdressing salon based around the conceptual theme of the owners love of Ducati motor cycles.

Clients can have colours completed privately behind the Chrome Hub, whilst the public zone at the entrance to the salon is reminiscent of 1940’s barber shops. A stunning interior featuring  leather, Amitco flooring and travertine,  when men of any age can engage in grooming services from waxing to a traditional razor shave in privacy and comfort.

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