Ormond Masters Office

When a student kicked a football into the fire sprinklers on the floor above the masters office, the college took the opportunity to refit the existing office and assistants office in a style that reflects the personality and values of the modern college. Our brief then was to design spaces that were light, welcoming, open, modern but with a classic and somewhat timeless feel.

The material palette is comprised of American Oak solid timber and veneer, white painted joinery and timber leather loose leather furniture. The hint of blue above the picture rail references the colour of the sky outside. Whilst the perforated timber panels absorb sound and add a layer of interest to the space. These elements, when combined with the college’s remarkable collection of books, act to create a series of spaces that announce the college’s modern vision.

Styled by Esther Stewart, photography by Lauren Bamford

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