INTERFACE PRODUCTS SPECIFIED FOR GLENIGAN OFFICE REDESIGN
After considering the brief, the consultants specified Interface products in order to create an innovative, bespoke design without compromising on functionality. The selected products were chosen to combine the practicalities of hard flooring with the benefits of carpet tiles, which offer more design options.
Design consultancy Burtt-Jones & Brewer was brought in to provide expert advice on the refurbishment, which covered 10,000 square feet of office space. As part of the consultation process, the designers spent time with staff at Glenigan to better understand their working environment.
Liz Brewer, Director of Communications at Burtt-Jones & Brewer, explains: “Environments should be shaped by the people who are going to work within them, not solely by an architect or designer. We carried out interviews and role analysis in order to gain a working knowledge of Glenigan, which enabled us to tailor the design to meet their needs and offer advice on the most appropriate products. We specified Interface due to the extensive array of product designs it offers, combined with the practical functionality of its products.
“In line with the brief, we created a modern flooring scheme based around clean lines, in natural browns and greens to reflect the warmth and stability of the business, as well as echoing the green Glenigan logo.”
The designers created a contemporary striped effect on the main floor area, to add interest in the large space. Chenille Warp tiles, made from recycled solution dyed nylon, were selected in the Retrospective colour scheme, which features earthy hues of brown and green, and inspires warmth and calm.
To further enhance the streamlined effect of the flooring, Paradox tiles were chosen, a range specifically designed for monolithic installation. This method makes the edges of the carpet edges invisible, creating a feeling of space. The selected colour, Snake, incorporated tones of brown and taupe, to complement the Chenille Warp tiles.
Burtt-Jones & Brewer was also keen to highlight the importance of using sustainable products in modern office refurbishments. Managing Partner, Steve Brewer, said: “As well as its forward-thinking design, Interface is continually looking to the future in terms of sustainability, and consistently innovates its product ranges to enable production and installation with minimum impact on the planet so for us, Interface was the obvious choice for this project.”
Mike Woolfrey, Managing Director of Glenigan, said: “We’re delighted with our new office space. The design of the flooring is really eye-catching and works well with the furniture, fixtures and fittings. It was important to us that our office environment combined a modern design with a high level of functionality to cope with the demands of a busy office and the refurbishment really has exceeded our expectations.”
To find out more about product ranges and designs from Interface, visit http://www.interfaceflor.co.uk