Heavily based on space planning, this project involved designing an office building for an interior design trading company's marketing department. Preexisting floor plans were analysed and designed to promote efficiency and productivity in the workplace, while portraying the company's image through design.
The first floor office design for Modern Elegance, an interior design accessory trading company will house the marketing department. The floor plan layout will be open to facilitate collaboration among the six sales representatives and the marketing director. Glass walls enhance the open feel this design will highlight accessories that modern elegance sales by displaying them throughout the space. Overall the design will promote a high energy work environment through the use of vibrant colors and contemporary furniture and materials.
The office design will reflect the environmentally conscious, friendly, and sophisticated company. Zynergy will combine nature and new technology to create sophisticated designs. The marketing department will have an open and friendly environment, which will be achieve through the use of systems furniture and strategic use of existing windows and natural light. This sense shared space will be reflected by having one copy area that is shared by the entire marketing department. The logo will be located on the first wall visible after entry, giving viewers an immediate sense of the unique environment that this company has to offer. In order to provides privacy and establish rank, the director's office will be secluded, but it will remain adjacent to the marketing department for functionality. The conference room will be located near the lobby so that non-employees who visit will not have to pass through the work area. The lighting in the lobby, conference room, restrooms, and director's office will be recessed and the color scheme will consist mostly of sleek, neutral colors with accents to support the open, natural, and sophisticated design. Basic nature will meet new technology in a sleek style.
Bellz and Whistlez
The inspiration for the interior of Bellz and Whistlez Accessory Trading Company comes from the idea of black paint splattered onto a white canvas. The strong achromatic contrast provides the pallet of the space and a dynamic polarization. This will convey a crisp, fresh, minimalistic and economical theme-an extremely understated sophistication in its totality. This will promote business and productivity by allowing the focus of the space to be on the items/merchandise being traded and the task being preformed while simultaneously providing an adequate backdrop that is still as unique as the company, itself. The organic undulating and somewhat circular tendencies of the splatter will be reflected in the interior structure of the walls. This will grant the space a casual, modern, upbeat, and unexpected edge that will further express the young, hip, fresh and trendy aspect of the company's namesake. Color and light will be introduced in a manner that creates optical illusions and areas of visual focus adding more personality and intrigue to the facility. The spaces will rely heavily on contrast-marrying extremes in styles and values harmoniously. A culmination of classic, contemporary, furturistic and modernized Victorian will be utilized to create a truly individualized space expressive of the company name, logo and products. The space will foster a harmonious, amicable and positive work environment for employees, directors and clientele by establishing a sense of equality among all. This will aid in productivity/sales.
Interior design accessory company, Murano, carries art glass pieces. The name Murano was taken from the Island Murano, where world-renowned venetian glass is manufactured. The design of the company uses clean, vertical and horizontal lines to contrast with the organic shape of the organic glass showpieces. This is to emphasize on the focal point of the art glass, and so that the design doesn't overpower the importance of what the company is selling. The clean lines can be seen in the layout of the walls, the geometric furniture used, and the linear floor patterns. Together these characteristics create a linear set up between the furniture and walls, which gives it a geometric traffic flow. Dave Chihuly's glass ceiling sculpture, "Fiori Di Como," is used in the center of the geometric design, in the lobby ceiling. This is what sets the organic sculpture as the focal point. Bright colors of blue, orange, and moss green are extracted from the sculpture and put into pieces of the furniture. These colors are seen in the upholstery, reception desk, and tile countertops. The modernity of the sculpture is used as the basis of the casegoods design and its use of the color white. Using the white casegoods, makes the upholstery colors pop and stand out to harp on the colors of the sculpture. Together, it creates a visual harmony throughout the space.