The Office space paramount, surry hills

Interiors: Woods Bagot
Photographer: Trevor Mein
Project Completed: 2015

The landmark Paramount building on the edge of the Sydney CBD has been treated to a high-detail refurbishment at the hands of The Office Space Group, transforming it into a highly covetable 22-suite workplace for design-savvy business people.

Award-winning global architectural firm Woods Bagot has conceived a thoughtful environment for working and business interactions that compliments the original Art Deco elements of the building.The styling is “contemporary modernist”, with hand-crafted office suites and celebrated mid-century design pieces from Walter Knoll, Ray & Charles Eames, and Molteni&C. Says Domenic Alvaro, Principal, Woods Bagot, “It’s about creating a simultaneously functional and aesthetically beautiful experience in every detail.”

With the exception of the integrated desk phones and Walter Knoll Lead chairs, everything in the suites has been custom-made. Original Art Deco elements have been highlighted during the interior’s reimagining, with materials like American Cherry and Oak, limestone, marble and goats-hair carpet creating a cohesive narrative of discreet luxury that is in harmony with the building’s defining architecture and modernist ideals.

Majority of light fittings were custom designed by Light Practice and produced by boutique Australian lighting manufacturer Lightworks.

Paramount has 22 individual suites and offices of varying scale and configuration for teams of 1-5 people. All tenancies include full concierge services, as well as access to a large and fully equipped boardroom, separate smaller meeting room…and bar / kitchen facilities to rival the finest gentlemen’s club in Manhattan.