A Pitch Less Ordinary
We’re just a little excited and pleased with ourselves here at DCD!
Most of our jobs come to us through the amazing and very valuable word of mouth, otherwise clients just seem to find us some way or another. So this was a first for us: to pitch for a commercial job alongside other designers.
The client: an oil company, the head of which recently purchased an entire floor of a stunning period building in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.
The space: the building’s original ballroom with towering domed ceiling and enormous shuttered windows. The word ‘grand’ does not give this room credit!
The Brief: to create one of the most spectacular rooms in Sydney. To provide a statement piece to impress, to reflect sophistication and success but on no account to be showy and with absolutely no bling!
Our concept was a contemporary take on an elegant English gentlemen’s (private) club, with leather chesterfields, antique partners desks and boardroom table to seat at least 20, to be mixed with modern leather chairs, gigantic Persian rugs, marble busts and statues. And of course not one, but five, 2-metre wide crystal chandeliers. Unfortunately the Swarovski crystal chandelier by Tom Dixon that I fell in love with is not quite large enough for the space, and this room commands something custom made! All this muted yet sumptuous grandeur will be wrapped in a deeply contemporary take on a traditional colour scheme; dark charcoals, tobacco browns and petrol blues with a splash of pea green to partner the modern art work.
You can imagine how elated we were to find out that we won the pitch! Words cannot express how much fun this project will be!
A few inspirational images from our concept board below…