The brief for the fitout of a new 1200sqm Sydney city office belonging to the largest private equity fund manager in Australasia was that it should feel like a traditional, private English Club.

Villa+Villa answered the brief by designing handsome pieces of furniture for the rooms and commissioning artists to create works for the walls. Far from being a stuffy, old-fashioned space, the new fitout radiates a sense of credibility, stability and confidence.