Temple & Webster Offices – Sydney

Temple & Webster’s Headquarters by Spaceful in Sydney aim to create a central, welcoming hub promoting growth and employee well-being through its Greenhouse concept and comfortable, flexible design features.

  • Client Temple & Webster,
  • size 59,202 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Sydney, Australia,
  • Industry Furniture,
  • Having previously occupied five separate locations, the mission for the new headquarters was to create a central hub that could support the ever-growing team into the future and cement T&W’s position as a top Australian employer and employer of choice.

    In line with this mission, there were three main objectives that guided every aspect of the decision-making during the project: drawing people back to the office in a post-COVID world; attracting and retaining top talent; and setting up T&W for long-term success.

    Crucial to the design of Temple & Webster’s Headquarters was the concept of a Greenhouse – a safe space that provides all the essential elements for growth – Energy, Diversity, Nourishment and Support. T&W wanted their HQ to provide staff with a similar environment where they can thrive and flourish, feel supported and inclusive, stay creative and motivated.

    For this reason, comfort was key to the design of the office. Desks and workstations are therefore mixed among couches, area rugs, poufs and coffee tables to create a welcoming, relaxed feel. Equally, whilst desks are assigned, a range of casual spaces, including meeting spaces and collaboration zones, allow for added flexibility where needed.

    As a testament to T&W’s ongoing commitment to employee wellbeing, a key feature the workplace was spacious wellness room. Surrounded by linen curtains, the wellness room provides a calm, safe space where members of the team can relax and recharge throughout the day.

    Another key feature of the space is the central cafeteria. Positioned at the heart of the office, the vast kitchen and dining area acts as a communal space where employees can come together to socialise, share meals and attend company-wide events. A fully equipped commercial kitchen alongside this space is one of the many campus-style features of Temple & Webster’s new workplace.

    Design: Spaceful
    Photography: courtesy of Spaceful