The Axiom Projects Design Series - Part 1
Walls are essential to any office fitout, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. There are plenty of ways to make office walls creative, while maximising the natural light and space in your office. Some of the best interior designs in Australia use walls in new and unusual ways, using materials including timber, textured wallpaper, glass, graphics, stone, exposed brick, metallics and more.
Our interior design team go beyond paint colours and artwork to create office walls that inspire your team and help them achieve your business goals. Whether you’re looking to refresh your office space or undergoing a complete fitout, these examples of office walls from our interior design team may be just the inspiration you need to rethink the plain old office wall.
Operable walls are constructed with movable, interlocking panels suspended from an overhead track system. They’re ideal for companies that require a flexible workspace and can be used to divide large spaces into smaller areas, such as meeting rooms, extra offices or function spaces. Operable walls come in a range of colours and finishes, including integration of whiteboards to foster creativity, so your walls can align to the rest of your interior design.
Glass walls allow natural light to filter through the office and make rooms seem bigger than they are. They also foster an open and collaborative working environment, where everyone feels like they are connected and involved in the work of other people and teams. Glass walls are ideal if you have meeting rooms in the centre of the office, away from windows and natural light.
Timber is often used in fittings and furnishings, but have you considered using it on your walls? It’s an affordable and flexible material that can be used on an entire wall, or designed as a feature to add interest to a particular area of the office. Timber panels can also be used as a screen to divide a large area into smaller spaces, without closing off the area completely.
Using exposed bricks can complement an urban interior design, adding visual and textural contrasts to what would otherwise be a plain office wall. It’s ideal for older or heritage-listed buildings as it highlights the architectural features of the building. Exposed brick walls can also make the space seem warm and cozy, but they need to be treated properly to avoid moisture retention and crumbling.
Office walls with graphics are becoming more popular, from the chalkboard where staff can add notes, to visuals that capture the values of the company. It’s a cost-effective solution to add colour to your office space and instantly transform the look and feel of a room. Whether you use removable wall decals or paint on the wall directly, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Eco panelling is light, flexible, fire resistant, affordable and environmentally friendly. It’s also fast to install and provides excellent sound absorption, making it ideal for meeting spaces or quiet rooms. Whether you use eco panelling selectively or throughout your office, it’s a great way to add interest, warmth and texture to an office wall.
Sometimes all you need is a screen to partition off a section of the room, rather than a solid wall. Screen partitions are ideal for managing foot traffic and dividing the office space into smaller areas, while keeping the space open and light. They come in a range of colours, textures and materials, with the option to create a design that meets the individual needs of your business.
Green or Garden Walls
Green or garden walls are a colourful and dynamic way to brighten your office wall and add some life to your office. You can choose from real or artificial plants, which are both effective at bringing a sense of nature into your workplace. Real plants can make your office more sustainable, by providing natural insulation, reducing air pollution and making your office a more pleasant place to work.