Business Meets Luxury – The Bureau by Kingsmede’s Natashia Steed

Words by Aaron Grinter
Architecture by Natashia Steed
Photography by Pablo Veiga
Styling by Atelier Lab
Project Manager Kingsmede
Branding Natashia Steed
Art Selection Archer Design

One never wants to leave a boutique hotel: the plush furnishings, luxurious touchpoints and curated art all contribute to an instant atmosphere of ease and contentment. Entering the lobby, you say to yourself, “I want this all the time.” The Bureau heard and in reply says, “you can.”

The Bureau combines all the pampering of a boutique hotel experience with the networking facilitated by a private members club, injected into a beautiful co-working space in Sydney’s financial district. Designed by Kingsmede’s Natashia Steed with artwork selection by Archer Design, the space presents 16 fully-appointed office suites gathered around a lavish art-deco inspired lounge and offering private boardrooms guaranteed to impress even the frostiest of clients.

Seeking to inspire and uplift, these spaces are electric with illuminating blue and gold tones that are energising without being distracting.

No one has ever found inspiration in a dimly lit office with hard uncomfortable chairs and drab, weary tones. Seeking to inspire and uplift, these spaces are electric with illuminating blue and gold tones that are energising without being distracting. The project is the brainchild of Kingsmede, a team already renowned for designing office spaces but who have outdone themselves with The Bureau. The whole workplace effect evokes an art deco theatricality that one would expect to find if they travelled back in time – to the original theatre in the 1930s – with an exuberant vibrancy grounded in luxury and class.

The centrally positioned Savoy lounge, named for the Savoy Theatre that once stood at the address, is intended as a space both for networking with like-minded entrepreneurs and knocking off after work. Serviced by a cocktail waiter and a barista, the lounge possesses an opulence of textures, richness of artwork and a chandelier to rival its namesake.

The whole workplace effect evokes an art deco theatricality that one would expect to find if they travelled back in time – to the original theatre in the 1930s – with an exuberant vibrancy grounded in luxury and class.

Undoubtedly one of the best amenities of a favoured hotel is the genteel and knowledgeable concierge, patiently attending the front desk and catering to every whim that comes down the room service telephone. The Bureau too has its own concierge, an indispensable fulltime butler – dubbed the ‘Magic Man’ – who will answer any question and handle any request, ensuring that that crucial meeting runs seamlessly.

Pairing an electric art deco atmosphere with the best in technology and ergonomics, The Bureau makes meetings and workdays feel as effortless as the experience of staying in a luxury hotel and as productive and energising as the most collaborative of networking events.