Australian brand Derlot were engaged to oversee the design and renovation of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TRSA) offices on Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia.
The Torres Strait Regional Authority works to strengthen the economic, social, and cultural development of the peoples of the Torres Strait region. Australian brand Derlot were engaged to oversee the design and renovation of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TRSA) offices on Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia.
Responsible for all aspects of design, Derlot delivered a custom joinery package that supported; and strengthened, existing office structures to create a series of interconnected spaces that cater to the organisation’s numerous administrative roles and is responsive to the changing workplace – A workplace which requires flexible, adaptive working arrangements.
Herman Miller sit-stand Ratio tables and the ergonomically designed Sayl Chair; supplied by Living Edge, were utilised throughout the office to achieve this, providing greater work flexibility and improved employee well-being.
Ratio Workstations are Herman Miller's answer to the new normal of “distributed work”. As work becomes more flexible, the role of the office is shifting. To stay relevant, the successful workplace of the future needs to be dynamic, consisting of a network of spaces that instantly adapts to changing visitor numbers and organisational needs. This is why The Ratio Workstations were an obvious choice for the project.
Thoughtfully selected to pair with the flexibility of Ratio, Sayl chairs were utilised thoughout the space. Using smart engineering to transform simple materials, Herman Miller were able to make Sayl beneficial for more people. Sayl’s unframed 3D Intelligent back lets you stretch and move, striking a healthy balance between freedom and support.
The right furniture lays the groundwork for a business that’s agile. One that’s ready to respond to anything, no matter how immediate the shift. The right furniture is furniture that is as flexible as you, and as agile as your business needs it to be.
The resulting environment is a minimalist, future-proof work environment. The space is filled with natural light and utilises a neutral colour palate of warm, natural materials; layered throughout the office, to create an inviting and enjoyable work environment which is set to become the backdrop to a number of important cultural artworks that showcases the island’s history and cultural identity. IVI chairs and Rio Tables by Derlot, have been used in kitchen and break-out spaces around the office.
Working with Torres Strait Islander artist Joey Laifoo; from Badu Island, Derlot designed and manufactured a custom-printed, acoustic partition system that brings a site-specific visual language to the office and provides workers with privacy and social distance.