Tour This Sydney PR Agency's NYC-Inspired Office
When your clients include some of the most coveted brands in the homewares industry, it’s almost guaranteed that your own workspace is going to be one of the most Instagram-worthy spaces in town. And that’s exactly the case for Piccolo PR, whose Rushcutters Bay office in Sydney's east is an interior lover’s dream.
The agency’s founder, Sarah Cichy, joined forces with one of Australia’s leading Art Galleries, Art 2 Muse, to create a New York City-inspired office, which not only makes for a very stylish space, but also gives media, interior designers, stylists, and art enthusiasts the chance to drop by and view local and international art, photography, and limited editions.
But the art is just the beginning—the minimal space boasts pops of gold details throughout and a collection of Scandinavian style furniture that you’ll want to add to your wish-list immediately. But our favourite feature? The framed pink neon love heart adorning Cichy’s desk.
Scroll on to take a tour through the space that could double as an art gallery and find out how Cichy created such an impressive workspace for her team.
MYDOMAINE: How would you describe the space?
SARAH CICHY: As soon as I saw the office space I had a clear vision of what I wanted it to look like. The agency specialises in the homewares sector, so design and curation is a focus, and naturally that means the showroom is filled with stunning décor from our clients. I wanted to create a New York-style environment that would encourage conversation. The office features oversized brass pendants that introduce honeyed light and retro-glam next to Lara Scolari’s blue and mint modern abstract paintings.
I’ve always loved open-plan working environments, and so I designed an oversized, customised communal desk which helps bring us closer together. It works to empower rather than overwhelm the space and has Scandinavian influence that contrasts beautifully against the polished marble floors.
MD: What do you love most about the space?
SC: It honestly feels like we work in the middle of Manhattan. Media, interior designers, and stylists regularly pop in, so I wanted to give them more of an experience and reason to visit the showroom. I partnered with one of Sydney’s most respected art galleries, Art2Muse so that guests can view the latest exhibitions when they drop by. It’s an artistic little sanctuary. Enter with caution though—all artwork and sculptures are for sale.
MD: What is your favourite item in the space?
SC: This season is all about understated decadence. Escape Map’s lamp has a distressed gold frame and black lampshade which work beautifully against Lo & Co Interiors gold Moroccan ottoman. Dorryce Rock is the first to debut her collection in the space—I love how she uses perspex and canvas to develop bold and exciting outcomes which revolve around the chemistry of poured colours and pigments and sculptural materials.
MD: How long have you occupied this space?
SC: We moved in just before Christmas—the electrician was literally on a ladder installing my new lights Christmas Eve.
MD: How would you describe the environment and culture of the office?
SC: Unexpected. For example, an elegant sophistication is contrasted with a neon pink love heart—it’s completely sassy. As for the culture, I won’t let a day go by without us all enjoying a good belly laugh. I think it’s important.
MD: How does the space influence and inspire your work?
SC: Every day we talk about homewares, design, and décor, and so the space and furnishings encourage further interest and a deeper dialogue about art and culture.