When Wyer & Co. founding director Anthony Wyer commissioned architect, interior designer, furniture designer and long-time friend Daniel Boddam to transform his Sydney warehouse into a ‘workplace sanctuary’, it was a collaboration in need of no seeding. Having both learnt some time ago of the other’s affinity with the natural world, a longstanding partnership grew organically. This project marks a special milestone in Anthony and Daniel’s partnership, being the permanent creative hub of Wyer & Co. for the foreseeable future.
Both teams’ sustainable and environmental ethos can be seen, felt and touched in the new workspace, with locally-crafted materials and furnishings lending to a genuine sense of repose – similar to that which one experiences in nature. At its core, this was an opportunity to observe nature in an industrial setting and reshape the way the Wyer & Co. team work to better suit their principles and philosophies.
We first caught up with Anthony to chat about this exciting collaboration, specifically how it enriches the ‘9-to-5’ of each employee on-site and fosters an environment of creatively working together and inspiration. Next, we heard from Daniel, who imparted some of the stories and reasonings behind the reimagined warehouse space, specifically how it is designed to be conducive to nature and the Wyer & Co. team.