Schiavello Group supplied several furniture and storage solutions to meet the design objectives of Cotton On Group’s new North Geelong office.

Designed by PTID Environments, Cotton On Group’s newly refurbished Distribution Centre and Warehouse in Geelong, Victoria offers an exciting new office environment that supports and enhances the organisation’s culture, while meeting the unique requirements of its family of brands including Cotton On and stationary brand Typo.

Spread over 3,660 square metres of space, the new office design leverages a simple and voluminous ‘tin shed’ concept to create a dramatic workplace environment. For instance, shipping containers have been inserted into the workplace layout to create fun mezzanine meeting and collaborative areas expanding valuable spatial volume. The new workplace also offers a variety of spaces for ad hoc, informal meetings.

Schiavello was engaged to deliver a furniture solution that encouraged collaborative interaction between workers. Schiavello’s standing height Geneva tables enable spontaneous meetings to take place near workstation clusters, while Kayt Quiet, a booth-like lounge with high sides and back, creates an instant space for private conversation or contemplation.

The Climate workplace platform selected for use throughout the office space features a user-centred design that empowers team members to shape their work environment by clipping and easily adjusting a variety of accessories to Climate’s umbilical-like Channel.

The Schiavello team created highly custom storage solutions, including freestanding clothing rack systems. Specialised storage units were also created for the Typo brand at the end of each workstation cluster for storing smaller brand-specific items.

Recognised for excellence in workplace design, PTID’s office interior design for Cotton On was shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards.