Coffs Harbour Justice Precinct

This project provides settings where people have the sense that their problems are important; where they can feel safe and calm; where their cognitive abilities are supported by the interior spatial and material environment, inclusive of interpretative artwork, considered bespoke as well as technical interior finishes.

Public artwork is integrated into all project interiors, including work of Aboriginal artists for patterns used on light totems, upholstery and decals. Project specific carpets form an integral part of the expression of the courtrooms and public spaces demonstrating the important role that texture can play in creating rich and contemporary public spaces. The design of the carpets was a rigorous collaborative team effort utilising Suzanne Forge’s expertise and Brintons’ industry production knowledge. The team’s process involved pattern design, colour selections, carpet weave development, design repeat development, carpet production (testing), carpet layout plans through to overseeing its installation.

The project team was also involved in the procurement of all the furniture and wall coverings, working closely with leather and fabric suppliers to source functionally appropriate, cost effective, robust and quality consistent textiles.