Australian Unity HQ
Australian Unity HQ is made up of a tower designed by John Wardle Architects, sitting above and integrated with two heritage listed buildings.
Bates Smart were tasked with creating the interiors for the project. Which is more than fitting, as one of the heritage buildings, the Church of England Mission Hall, was actually designed by Bates Pebbles & Smart in 1894.
Determined to carry forward the historically significant Melbourne roots of the site and heritage buildings, Bates Smart strove to include the work of present day Melbourne designers to compliment the work of their federation era professional ancestors.
We were lucky enough to be invited to design five tables for the heritage area of the Australian Unity Headquarters, located on Spring St in the Melbourne CBD.
Included in our scope were three breathe taking and enormous boardroom tables the largest of which is 4m in length and 2.4m in width.
Each of our tables were made in solid quarter sawn American White Oak, and colour matched to suit new and existing timber tones and colours throughout the space.