The IA Indigenous team were engaged by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and worked with Evolve FM as Project Manager to deliver IBA's new Sydney office. The new workplace incorporates agile and flexible workplace design that allows for future growth.
The design recognises that the physical workplace is symbolic of IBA's vision of being an indigenous business, culturally supportive, increasing connection and supporting their brand identity.
The 4-leg Stratos chair by Maxdesign is featured in IBA's new office in Sydney. Stratos in cold grey with a metal frame seats the diners in IBA's modern canteen. The chair's geometries and multifaceted shape merge with the characteristics of the fast paced metropoly and its whole design concept.
This vision drove the design palette for the space, by making reference to indigenous history, specificially to Sydney and Goulburn through the use of colours, textures and finishes. Cultural engagement and research played a significant role in informing the design, as well as the meeting room naming convention.
Flexible working was prioritised with sit-to-stand motorised workstations for all staff, as well as a variety of collaboration, meeting, quiet and focus spaces to support different working requirements. A further addition to the design was a customer hub which also functions as a hot desk/meeting space for IBA clients to utilise if required.