Custom Lighting Collection – Tote Building

The heritage-listed Tote Building has had many lives – the latest reincarnation beautifully reimagined by Field Office Architecture and Mitchell & Eades. 

The building’s 1930s form was restored and a complementing extension sympathetic to the original architecture was built. With a contemporary nod to the rich equestrian history of the space, the interior achieves a classic, timeless feel with the selection of honest, tactile and enduring materials. 

With the design intention and palette in place, South Drawn was engaged to design a custom lighting package that built upon the vision, creating a collection bespoke to the unique space. A number of designs were put forward and Saddle was chosen. 

Inspired by the humble saddle, the collection pairs the honest materials of leather and hand-slumped glass with detailing reminiscent of saddlery.

Three variations make up the collection,  with each one found in varying applications throughout the space – creating a moody atmosphere best appreciated on steak night next to the fireplace.

Interior by Mitchell & Eades
Architecture by Field Office Architecture
Build by Tandem Building Group 
Client Moonee Valley Race Course
Photography by Daniel Mallia