MUSE is a five-storey heritage-listed building in the iconic Surry Hills. The neighbourhood’s industrial buildings date back to the 1840’s. It was during the 1920’s that it became home to generations of working-class Chinese immigrant tailors and seamstresses serving the thriving rag trade, and later it became the headquarter of The Chinese Republic Newspaper.
Today, MUSE is a different kind of community. In 2017, the building was transformed into a private creative community, combining the industrial heritage of yesteryear with the best of both original architecture and sophisticated, innovative interior design.
MUSE is now home to creative entrepreneurs and businesses and is an inspiring home for creators in design, film, fashion, branding, architecture, art, journalists and copywriters. MUSE prides itself on offering a private and exclusive space for its members with a focus on innovation and relationship building.
Toast Creative in collaboration with the award-winning architect Vince Alafaci and acclaimed interior designer Caroline Chocker of ACME & Co (The Grounds of Alexandria), helped create an inspired, collaborative and creative workspace that could offer an experience, and a way of working that other co-working spaces are not providing.
The team has created an understated and luxurious aesthetic that sweeps effortlessly across spaces from meeting rooms and breakout areas on each level to the private courtyard, rooftop garden, the internal library of architecture and design, and across all amenities.
The MUSE project was awarded with Silver at the 2018 Sydney Design Awards in the Interior Design – Co-Working & Studio Space category.