Designed in collaboration with Foolscap Studio


November 1, 2023


Designed in collaboration with Foolscap Studio

Designed in collaboration with Foolscap Studio

In May of 2022, we opened the doors to The Commons, South Yarra.

Designed in collaboration with Foolscap Studio to feed a culture of community, we’ve loved connecting with so many incredible members and working with them to create the buzzing and dynamic ecosystem it is today.

This collaboration took on the idea of 'making serious fun at work' whilst staying true to Foolscap's iconic designs.

One of the key design features of this effervescent space is the tonal palette. The shifts in colour and texture across each floor are apparent and embody a unique serenity. To ensure this came to life, Indigenous Australian artist Jimmy Pike's designs were used to upholster across numerous surfaces.

“Pike launched a whole new palette in ways that would confound the purists of the time. His use of almost fluorescent blues, greens, yellows and reds, and virtual abandonment of the iconography usually associated with Western Desert art, was crucial in taking Indigenous art in another direction, into the wider application of contemporary Indigenous imagery in the commercial world of fabrics and fashion design."
Akerman, Kim. 2010. In Franchesca Cubillo and Wally Caruana (eds) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art: collection highlights. National Gallery of Australia: Canberra.

Sadly, Pike passed in 2002. His art lives on through each level of our space commemorating an amazing Indigenous artist's life and work.