GroupGSA new design is a testament to the power of creativity
GroupGSA has just completed a $100K interior fitout for Agents of Spring, an agency based in Flinders Lane, Melbourne that helps organisations boost curiosity, uncover new ways of thinking and creatively solve complex problems using design, research and strategy.
The client brief for the 200-square metre studio and workshop was to create an ‘ante-office’ with an adaptable space that can easily morph into different functions and uses. Three key elements were crucial to the new design:
- Flexibility – options to facilitate different working modes (individual work, collaborative group work for up to 30+ people and relaxed social interactions)
- Inspiration – the ability to transform people’s work modes from the moment they walk through Agent of Spring’s doors and bringing the outside in with natural, sustainable materials and plants, and
- Play – an environment that encourages a playful, curious and creative mindset, featuring maximised wall space for outputs (i.e. butcher’s paper and post-it notes and large, accessible drawers to store prototyping materials).
The Agents of Spring workplace is an ante-office. It doesn’t have fixed desks, it doesn’t have a reception and it doesn’t have meeting rooms but rather it has one large creative space that morphs to enable workshops with write-on and stick-on walls and mobile tables. When not in workshop mode the space morphs to a collaborative workplace where the mobile tables become work desks that connect and disconnect to power in the ceiling.
The space was co-created with Agents of Spring owner, Evette Cordy.
Sonja Duric, GroupGSA principal says, “As an innovation expert, psychologist and curious mind, Agents of Spring’s co-founder Evette is passionate about helping businesses become more curious. The new space we’ve designed reflects that passion, encouraging her clients to step outside their usual thinking modes to identify opportunities, unlock new ideas and inspire growth.”
As a visual metaphor for Agents of Spring’s distinctive approach to problem-solving, Nyssa Skorji, a paper artist, was commission to create a spring landscape scene in the studio’s entry area.
The space is filled with secret pockets in either seating benches or the garden hut that house Lego and other creative material. The design is a testament to the power of curiosity for product and organisational growth and provides the perfect space for Agents of Spring to inspire and transform its clients.
GroupGSA’s remarkable design is a testament to the power of curiosity for product and organisational growth and provides the perfect space for Agents of Spring to inspire and transform its clients.
Images courtesy of GroupGSA.