Sydney, New South Wales
Initially engaged pre-Covid, COTY had plans to move location, expand and rebrand their Australian headquarters to align with their new visual identity. Reassessing after the onset of the pandemic, they decided to stay in their original location and reduce their floorspace. COTY needed a fitout partner who would be able to create a contemporary, adaptable office to acclimate to their new hybrid working reality.
Being a leader in beauty and cosmetics, the design of the office was integral to conveying the essence of the COTY brand. The Amicus Design team worked closely with COTY to create a homelike yet fresh office to ease the transition from working from home.
Incorporating the COTY navy with brass accents, the design of the space has an opulent, feminine feel. Efficiently working with the new reduces floorspace, set desks were discarded making way for hot desking, smaller meeting rooms and an agile boardroom which could be used to host events and client meetings. The flow of the office leads down a ‘runway’ bordered with brass edged tiered shelving and posters showcasing many of their products and ends in a statement kitchen/breakout space.
Acoustics were considered, ensuring that all meeting areas and call rooms were soundproof. The Amicus Technology team sustainably reused much of COTY’s existing equipment to reduce cost and introduced new room booking panels, cameras, speakers and microphones to create plug-and-play conference areas. Details like custom designed joinery, marble splash backs and statement lighting fixtures elevate the space while still working firmly to the set budget.
COTY enjoyed a significant cost reduction by constructing a nimble and well organised office space, handing over 50% of their existing floorplan back to the landlord. The new COTY office is consistent with global branding while also being a pleasing space to work and host clients. The COTY Australia headquarters are hybrid work enabled and dynamic, creating an inviting and functional space for years to come.
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