Ossur (designed by Forward Thinking Design) is the latest office design featured in Interior Fitout Magazine November/ December 2011.


Forward Thinking Design was asked to create an environment at least on par with overseas head offices that would express the youthful enthusiasm of the Ossur team, their cutting edge approach and the success of this expanding company. “We were very fortunate to commission Vanessa and the team from Forward Thinking Design to undertake the design and project management of our new facility,” says Harvey Blackney, regional director at Ossur Asia -Pacific.

“The process was efficient, trouble free and the design extremely functional with an edge. Creative, knowledgeable and pragmatic best summarise our experience.” A dark and dingy space, almost entirely devoid of natural light had to be converted into a healthy, flexible, uplifting and refreshing workspace supporting collaboration, communication and idea generation at the Ossur office. Glass was used to replace solid walls to open up space and allow flow through and penetration of natural light available. Solid partitions were replaced with semi-transparent walls to the boardroom with integrated branding (silhouettes) applied to afford privacy. A fully operational presentation wall was custom designed to integrate projection, whiteboard, open vision to work areas and/or darkness and privacy as required.

Removal of existing ceiling revealed some low beams in the second meeting room area, requiring the ceiling height to be adjusted by shopfitters on site. Blackney says the finished design has exceeded his expectations from both aesthetic and functional perspectives. “We are tremendously pleased with the outcome and our business has been significantly enhanced as a result.”3 2 1

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