Creative agency Raft chose a heritage location for their Melbourne studio and created a bespoke workspace that, like their work, is bold, adventurous and anything but bland.
WHAT INFORMS YOUR AESTHETIC?
Stasia Raft: A picture tells a thousand words and because Raft has visual communication at its core, contemporary art is a constant inspiration. We take cues from all over: culture, fashion, the street, social media, and architecture.
ARE THERE COMMON ELEMENTS THAT RUN THROUGH YOUR WORK?
Each client has unique objectives so it’s vital that our work reflects those. Striking visual imagery, color, engaging typography, clear communication, and quality production are all essentials of our design approach.
WHAT APPEALED TO YOU ABOUT THE STUDIO SITE?
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DAYS OF HEAVEN
A new build in the Adelaide Hills presents the opportunity to create an interior befitting the home’s glorious surrounds.
CHERRY ON TOP
Set against neutral tones, the final flourish on this newly renovated heritage home in Melbourne is a bright pop of powerfully accented red.
Two in one has a special significance for this home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. One of a pair by the same practice, it also has both public and private personas.
An elevated platform in the warehouse office of Studio Prineas creates a dedicated zone for staff to congregate and collaborate.
Embraced by its bushy hinterland habitat, a newly built family home radiates an aura of peace and harmony.
An elegant layering of lush patterns, rich colours and bespoke pieces has enveloped this home in warmth and created a welcoming ambience for a large extended family.
This lofty retreat presented fertile potential but also posed some tricky challenges for its enterprising designer.
Contemporary artwork and new openings have lightened the mood at this renovated 1930s family home in Melbourne.
With a look of maturity that belies its youth, an additional wing to a humble cottage, plus inspired makeovers inside and out, have transported this property to another realm.
WHITER SHADE of PALE
A neutral palette promotes a calm and elegant mood in this expansive Sydney home that is furnished with a judicious selection of antiques juxtaposed against contemporary art.