Our direction from the client was to think outside the box and be creative while using inexpensive materials and finishes – good design doesn’t have to come at a high price. We chose to use raw construction materials and applied them to finished surfaces, enhancing texture, nature, and areas of interest throughout the space. We were challenged with delivering an environment that emphasized simplicity, reliability, and authenticity – a place where employees could operate with peak productivity and easily adapt to a new way of working. The design called for a variety of space types along with free-addressing in the open plan, fostering the agility to work anywhere. Each space had to celebrate moments of activity or quiet focus but ultimately had to be tied together to create one unified workplace.
Our space is unique because it breaks away from an expected office environment. We used Shaw carpet throughout to bring out the various elements of the design. Carpet tile from the Alchemy collection acts as a stimulating and dynamic backdrop. Dye Lab area rugs in various colors delineate collaborative lounges where employees can gather for informal conversation. A variety of elements and textures along with a restrained color palette, creates a bold and dynamic new workplace for all employees.