The entrance door finished in high gloss custom paint- Sparkling Shiraz. Timber Floor Board by Storey Timber, Colour: Ground. On the plinths, sculpture by Nina Sanadze (Left) and Troy Emery (Top Right) from Martin Browne Contemporary, and ‘Yellow Fertility Figure’ by Ramesh Mario N (Bottom Right) from Sullivan + Strumpf.
Wall Paneling by Mafi Timbers. Artwork by Karen Black from Sullivan + Strumpf. Custom Credenza designed by Flack Studio with marble from Artedomus. On credenze Sculptures by Karen Black, “Gathering” from Sullivan + Strumpf. Back & white striped planter by Studio Ciao.
Dave, casually leaning against that killer timber wall. To the right, custom-designed Flack Studio joinery for materials and finishes storage, made from solid American Oak. Custom Flack Studio Finishes high table with leathertop with Capellini stools from Cult Design.
Located in Fitzroy, a trendy suburb of Melbourne, Australia, this colourful and layered 120-square-metre space is where David Flack — founder and director of
“In our designs, we are bold and elegantly masculine”, Flack says. “We tip our hats to restrained stateliness and offset it with unexpected, light-hearted elements. Holding craftsmanship in high regard, we combine warm materials with clean lines, textural palettes and fine detailing. The end result is considered and welcoming spaces.”
Custom Flack Studio Full Height Joinery in American Oak designed by Flack Studio, manufactured by The Makery Club. On the shelf – Zhu Ohmu sculpture (top centre) from Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert. Sculptures by Jordan Marani, ‘Head Series’ (centre middle) from Daine Singer Gallery. Flos Gatto Picollo Lamp from Euroluce (top right) and Artemide Shogun Table Lamp (middle right). Apparatus Studio Arrow Pendant from Criteria. Custom Flack Studio Round Table with Calcutta Viola stone top and table base in Aged Brass. Mart Stam S33 vintage leather chairs. On the wall, London Stone Polished Plaster by Bishops Decor and artwork by Jahnne Pasco White from Station Gallery. Custom Flack Studio Rug manufactured by Halcyon Lake.
Wall Paneling by Mafi Timbers. Sculpture by Sean Meilak from Niagara Gallery. Custom curtain in Coda 2 0442 textile from Kvadrat Maharam. Custom Flack Studio Round Table with marble top and powder-coated metal base. Custom leather banquette seat with carpet-wrapped banquette base, design by Flack Studio.
In the main workspace, custom Flack Studio rug. Custom blue curtain in Mokum Eternal “Petrol”. Artwork by Darren Sylvester from Sullivan + Strumpf. Custom studio joinery shelving and desks American Oak, designed by Flack Studio. On the shelf, FKA Table Lamp from Criteria Collection. Back wall to the right clad in Red Travertine from Artedomus.
In just a few years, Flack Studio — established in 2014 — became among the country’s most sought after interior architecture and design practices with projects in Australia and abroad.
Focusing on materiality, the team’s design approach translates into a “wholly contemporary yet respectfully classic aesthetic, inspired by the architecture and design of bygone eras, a thirst for travel and adventure, and the delight of discovering unusual and beautiful things”, according to Flack.
Dave jumping for joy in front of the studio. In the window, artwork by Reko Rennie ‘Always’ (…was always will be) from Station Gallery.
On the exterior brick wall of Flack Studio HQ, a colourful piece emblazoned with the word “Always” — referring to the fact that Australia will always be an aboriginal land — by Indigenous Australian Reko Rennie (from Station Gallery) sets the tone for the surprises waiting to be discovered inside.
Artworks by Jahnne Pasco-White (from Station Gallery), Kate Tucker (from Daine Singer), Sam Martin (from Station Gallery), Karen Black and Darren Sylvester (both from Sullivan+Strumpf) adorn the interior spaces, where there is a mix of materials — from plaster to marble and terrazzo from
It took two years to create the perfect space, which is and will be, according to Flack, in constant evolution. “We really wanted to infuse our collaborators within the project and give the feeling that you are in a living space”, the designer says.
Several custom-designed furniture pieces by Flack Studio — including a mirror, credenza, table, rug and desk — combine with vintage and contemporary pieces such as the Mart Stam S33 chair, the Flos Luminator floor lamp and the Kvadrat Coda 2 – 0442 curtain, among others. For Flack, “it’s home” — to such an extent that his two dogs, Frank and Albert, almost seem to be part of the team.
Custom Mirror designed by Flack Studio. Polished plaster wall in “London Stone” by Bishops Decor. Tinos Green Marble splash and custom Flack Studio Plinth, both made from Parthenon Marble.
Polished plaster ceiling in “London Stone” by Bishops Decor. Kitchen splash in Norwegian Rose Marble from Artedomus. Kitchen shelving in Rosso Levanto Marble from Artedomus.Custom Terrazzo, colour Ghost, from Fibonacci Stone.
“The process of designing an environment is a journey”, Flack says. “We help transform our clients’ vision into experiences. … Delivering an impeccably detailed, finely crafted and functional product is a given, but paramount to our execution is the importance of having fun.”
Flack already has new ideas in mind on how his studio, which he sees as a community centre, could evolve in the next few months. Among them are sometimes opening their doors to anyone interested in knowing more about design and organizing events.
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