Russell & George
Russell & George is an internationally recognised and award-winning design practice in Melbourne employing architects, designers, theorists, strategists and urbanists. Russell & George believes in good design as problem-solving; believes in spaces, buildings and cities that improve the way we live and work; believes in efficiency in delivery; and believes in design that responds to site and social context, wherever that may be.
The studio has completed projects on four continents, in cities as diverse as New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto and Rome. This is in addition to projects in New Zealand and five Australian states. Russell & George continues to work with some of the world’s most dynamic brands, leaders, institutions and individuals creating unique works that push, challenge and evolve our clients’ businesses as well as the ways they live.
Experience in environment reinvention is brought to all projects. Russell & George’s holistic, full-service approach to spatial design looks at all aspects of a business or client, and design spaces that are individually tailored to each individual or organisation. In addition to working with clients the team also experiments for itself, with an in-house construction workshop to test ideas.
In 2018 Russell & George completed its office, Space & Time, which not only houses the studio but several other businesses. The office is effectively transformed into an industry events venue, co-working space, yoga studio and workshop, plus many other operations dependant on the time-of-day use. Russell & George did this for two reasons: the first, the move away from a purely service-based business model into a hybrid that includes retail, product design and development; and the second to create an incubator for ideas and experimentation, preferring an alternative for the industry as to how a design practice operates now and in the future.
Photography: Paul Martin and Felix Forest.