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