When your business is selling hot property, it’s only fitting that you look the biz too, right? And whilst once known more for their love of prestige cars and tailored suits, Sydney’s best agents are now upping the ante in their office interior design stakes, as is befitting of the calibre of the properties and clientele they attract.
A household name in the Sydney property market since 1988, and with 99 offices (and counting), McGrath Estate Agents are synonymous with success. Looking to extend this image of excellence into their own bricks and mortar, McGrath engaged highly-respected full-project design studio, The Unlisted Collective, to create stylish new fit-outs for their offices in blue-chip Double Bay, Hunter’s Hill and Mosman.
“We were commissioned to come up with a new look and feel for the McGrath offices, and needed to select something that was durable, timeless and worked well with our palette of neutrals, greys, gold, black and white,” says Bianca Fraser, founder and director of The Unlisted Collective. “Fibonacci Stone’s Cool Stream was perfect for the important front-of-house areas as it creates a calm and inviting, yet sophisticated atmosphere.”
“Cool Stream has so far been used as a continuous link between the three projects. We loved the contrast of the irregularity of the material against the otherwise refined details of the space, and it also brings that natural stone element into the interior and works alongside the onyx details. It’s incredibly adaptable too, whether paired with a gold coil curtain or a soft sheer linen and a silk carpet.”
The specification process didn’t just come down to colour-matching, as Bianca realised. “I think Fibonacci Stone shares the same philosophies in terms of materials as we do ‘where all elements are involved with each other and not just mixed together’. Their products are durable, authentic, and importantly, readily available as time frames are so important in the commercial design sector,” she says. “We’re hoping to use it across all of their offices.”
With such a uniquely Australian feel, Cool Stream is an apt choice for the business of buying and selling local property. “It’s pleasing to see designers using products from our Ankle Deep range in commercial settings like this one that is so Australian-centric,” says Michael Karakolis, Creative Director at Fibonacci Stone. “McGraths are a prominent and very forward-thinking agency, and it’s great to see our products connect with everyday Australians creating their own great Australian dream.”
Like all of the products in our range, Cool Stream is a stocked item, with NO LEAD TIME which means no need to re-select, no project delays or disappointed clients.
Photography by Justin Alexander courtesy of The Unlisted Collective