This modern staircase naturally reflects the poise and sophistication that is at the heart of the Luxottica’s Italian DNA.
As a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of fashion, luxury, sports, and performance eye-wear, “To see the beauty” of life is the vision that inspires Luxottica’s sustainable business approach and is an integral part of the Group’s strategy. It stems from a notion of universal beauty that comes to life at the intersection of personal well-being, respect for the environment, ethics, and the transparency of relations. The Group’s brands portfolio includes proprietary brands and over 20 licensed brands. The wholesale distribution network covers more than 150 countries.
The Sydney office oversees a network of 800 stores. In a strategic relocation from Macquarie Park to North Sydney, the Milan headquartered Luxottica engaged the interior designer Bates Smart to design its new premises of 3,176sqm spanning over 3 levels located at 1 Denison St. Luxottica values health, wellness, and agility for all its staff. To ensure a strong internal and external connectivity, the design principles include natural materiality, ample light and transparency, and internal brands connectivity.
The hero of the space is the modern staircase that joins the three levels from level 34 to level 36. The inter-tenancy stair provides unparalleled visibility and visual connectivity to the whole workspace. The lower level is a straight floating stair design whilst the upper level is a floating stair with a switchback design. The floating design element naturally emphasizes internal visibility, while situated next to the floor-to-ceiling windows and surrounded by the glazed balustrades bringing the iconic Sydney city and harbor views to the indoors. The stair treads are finished in an elegant light grey marble, making it a journey of distinction when elevating the staff and visitors from the workstations to the showrooms at the top level. The result, a stunning modern staircase, with more than a little nod to the Italian roots of this remarkable company.
About 1 Denison St
As North Sydney’s first Premium Grade commercial tower, 1 Denison sets a new benchmark as the tallest commercial building in North Sydney, standing 158 meters high. Perfectly connected both externally and internally, 1 Denison is surrounded by the shopping and services of a growing CBD. Right next door to the soon-to-be-built Victoria Cross Metro station, it will only take 4 minutes to travel to Barangaroo and 5 minutes to Martin Place.
1 Denison is also the new home to major TMT companies, such as Microsoft, SAP, Nine, etc.
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Work Completed by Active Metal
Detailed design, fabrication, engineering, installation of feature stair structure, trimmer beams, stair glazed balustrade, void glazed balustrade & spandrel cladding, stair finishes consisting of handrails, stone tread linings, aluminium tread soffit cladding, tread nosing’s, and tactile indicators