Industrial brief – This very unique property in the heart of Old Fremantle C 1860 in a former life was a Bonded Store and Warehouse before becoming a family home. Annie was engaged to redefine the existing space and create a more functional and family friendly kitchen with maximum storage for a professional couple and their three daughters that love to cook and entertain. Annie repurposed most of the existing cabinetry, painting the drawer and cupboard fronts before installing antique brass handles and tapware . She then installed marble benchtops with fabulous new state of the art Asko appliances and subway tiling to the splashback . The industrial metal lighting was imported from Italy. The kitchen is now an open, light and inviting space where family and friends can gather to share and enjoy their culinary delights.
Nestled in the centre of Subiaco is his ” Grand Old Lady ” . This classic home has been extensively remodelled and converted to Medical Rooms. Many elements of the original architecture have been highlighted. ABI took a sympathetic approach to the Federation era adopting a subtle colour palette throughout for the furniture , wall and window treatments, cabinetry, art and floor coverings. The result is a sophisticated balance of classic and contemporary.
When ABI was invited to collaborate with Peter Bodeker Construction and Architect Maria Gillman the brief provided was an ” Industrial theme that would provide a calm and tranquil space for visiting patients”.
The owners of this building have a significant collection of art which became the focus of the furnishings. Annie drew on a monochromatic palette of black stained plywood cladding fused with stark white painted brick walls, juxtaposed with the art pieces, brightly coloured bespoke furniture and feature pendant lighting .
The outcome is unique and impressive and has created much attention .
This recently completed building that this practice occupies accommodates both commercial and residential apartments. The owners of this space provided ABI with a brief - ” striking , contemporary, open and light filled but functional”. With this in mind ABI collaborated with Darren Johnston/ Core Constructions to execute the fit out. The entry console and reception desk were custom designed and built from sophisticated opulent textural metallic panels and laminates. The cabinetry finishes by contrast in the rear open plan administration office , are from a much more subtle palette perfectly suited to the scale of the room offering ample storage for four work stations.
The waiting room is open and light filled with simple furniture creating a calm ambiance and timeless interior.