A timber panelled ceiling made using products from CSR Ceilector Ceiling Solutions is a standout feature in the new fitout for the Mental Health Commission (MHC) office in Perth, Western Australia.

The newly furbished dual level facility designed by HASSELL brings together the MHC and associated organisations, Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), Western Australian Network of Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies (WANADA), Local Drug Action Groups (LDAG) and Office of the Chief Psychiatrist (OCP) under one roof.

CSR Ceilector supplied custom Imprint Acoustics timber wedge panels, Imprint Acoustics timber lay in slotted panels and Ceilector steel grid in black for the new ceiling at the MHC office.

Keeping ‘mental health’ at the core of the design process, HASSELL explored the concept of wellness within the workplace and the importance of creating a physical environment that would allow people to thrive. To this end, four key interlinked components were implemented to give life to the workplace and enhance wellbeing: Activity and Movement; Choice and Control; Identity and Expression; and Environment.

Providing insight into the concept behind the unique custom timber wedge ceiling, Adam Paikos-Coe, Senior Interior Designer at HASSELL described the importance of interior design capturing agile workplace design principles, and encouraging movement within the workplace. References to the natural environment and biophilia (an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems) meant that HASSELL wanted to use alternative and varying light sources and natural products to improve the wellbeing and workspace environment of the employees.

The final outcome is a striking and unique ceiling centrepiece, which achieves the delicate balance between HASSELL’s concept and delivery. Their willingness to invest in locally manufactured products ensured a beautiful finish.