Admit it, you’ve wished you could have lived in the era of Mad Men before, working in an office where drinking whisky is encouraged during the day. Nowadays you’d probably be fired for doing that, but being able to experience other parts of its old school charm is still achievable thanks to a place called Paramount.
Located in the heart of Surry Hills, Paramount is a premium shared working space created by a group called The Office Space (not to be confused with the excellent 1999 comedy flick) with a total New York in the 60s vibe to it. Opened last year in the iconic art deco building Paramount House (which is also home to the Golden Age Cinema & Bar and Paramount Coffee Project), it can accommodate individuals or groups of up to five people in its 22 private suites, or up to eight people in the meeting room and board room.
Brass, leather and American Black Cherry timber feature throughout the space as well as custom made lighting from Light Practice used perfectly to enhance the warmth felt throughout it. The private suites are laid out in a series of curved timber exteriors, a reference to the unique curve of the heritage listed building they’re housed in.
Nearly everything featured in Paramount by The Office Space is custom made, and our favourite piece is probably the brass bar / island in the shared kitchen created by Morgan Shimeld. This awesome bench is central to the communal area, and would be the ideal place to pour a dram of whisky and unwind at the end of a long working day (you’ll find a few bottles hidden in a conspicuous shelf in the board room).
From the Walter Knoll Lead desk chairs, artworks by Ben Quilty and Del Kathryn Barton to the custom brass office numbers by DAAST, Paramount by The Office Space is the epitome of luxury working spaces. We’re supremely jealous of anyone who gets to have a stint in one of the suites!