The rise and rise of the co-working space has only been enhanced by the onset of the pandemic. With entrepreneurs, creatives and freelancers harnessing their various energies in these spaces, it becomes imperative that the spaces they work within are tailored to their individual needs. Enter Yellow Desk, a South Yarra co-working space designed by Left Field Studio.
Collaboration is at the heart of the Yellow Desk design typology. Functionality and creativity have been riffed on in equal measure, with a number of innovative solutions, including a photo studio, monkey bars (yes, monkey bars), and ball pit which are integrated amongst a curved, seamless design.
The brief provided to Left Field called for a home for creatives, where people could create and work in equal measure. The needs of photographers and podcasters were considered and catered for, while atypical workspace design for lighting and acoustics were prioritised. A playful yet premium aesthetic has ensued, with a welcoming, warm and highly functional space offered to tenants of various disciplines.
Sitting within a century-old building, Left Field opted to reinvigorate the existing with curved walls, cabinetry, cable racks, archways and an open plan office. Yellow Desk's contemporary industrial aesthetic honours the origins of the building, functionally caters to the needs of workers, and forms a space creatives are happy to call home.