Case Study: Austrade

Barangaroo, Sydney
Capezio Copeland

Koskela had the opportunity to develop a bespoke screening solution for the offices of the Government body, Austrade. The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), is the Australian Government’s international trade promotion and investment attraction agency. They generate market information and insights, promote Australian capability, and facilitate connections through their extensive global network.  

Working with design studio Capezio Copeland, the objective was to facilitate a modular working space which promoted both accessibility and privacy. Koskela used our Jake whiteboard frame as a base to create a bespoke screen using both broad-line glass and acoustic panelling. This custom solution helped to establish sound-proof capabilities, while functioning as a room divider. Koskela’s suggestion to integrate broad-line glass into the screens solved the designers desire to achieve an element of transparency.

As a result of this success, Koskela has decided to iterate upon the project by developing a new product range, which we hope to launch in late 2020. Beyond broad-line glass, Koskela envisions including perforated metal for the screens, which could be customised with bespoke patterns. It could also become a social impact product that incorporates weavings by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

Koskela are proud to have developed this bespoke product for such a sophisticated client, and are eager to develop the concepts further. For more information regarding this product, please contact your Koskela contracts consultant or email

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