We were excited to be invited to be part of another office furniture project in the ever-growing business precinct of Woodstock, Cape Town. The client, who specialises in upskilling 100’s of potential young entrepreneurs, was under pressure to set up a large facility in a short space of time. Together with a limited budget we designed inexpensive workstations built to last and look stylish at the same time. With the use of simple ‘table-style’ clusters we were able to meet their requirements. Careful thought went into cutting costs by using thinner 16mm board, solid metal supporting frames, well planned cable reticulation design and comfortable, basic office chairs. The use of a warmer, plywood-look edging to the desk tops added interest and style. Cost effective light-weight tables and colourful, affordable café chairs brightened up the canteen area. The client was very impressed with the quick turn-around in the space planning and manufacturing of the goods - only 4 weeks from initial brief to completion, which is almost impossible for a project this size!
The brief given to interior decorator, Pam Shaw and Urban World was to design a free-flowing, creative space for the fast-growing fibre network installation company, Vumatel. Although their corporate colours are a vibrant pink, their interiors are toned down, relaxed and comforting which contrasts the high-speed world they operate in. Grainy woods and soft greys were selected for the open-plan desks which were supported on light-weight black loop frames. Compact all-purpose tower storage provided natural divisions between the clusters and tactile ‘felt’ screens with detailed piping achieved a cushioned/homely effect. The red circular POD style seating provided effective huddle spots for hot-desking and informal discussions. Finally, modular two-toned couches, bespoke coffee tables and splashes of brightly coloured cushions offered a stress-free zone for the young, dynamic staff to escape to!View Project
The design team was asked to create a fresh, crisp look for the headquarters of this fruit exporter, incorporating key elements reflecting the orchards & apple crates which are key to this industry. The slimline 16mm desks and storage with 2-tone woodgrain and white finishes and the industrial style ceiling were selected to be a neutral palette to offset the bright green accents. Perspex screens and multi-purpose units doubling up as room dividers were used to separate the different departments within the large open plan space. A beautiful segmented round table with custom-designed tub chairs became the focal point of the installation with the result that the client was delighted with the interpretation of their original brief.View Project
The brief for this project was to accommodate 900 call centre staff including supervisors and management within an open space of 4800 sq.m. The double-volume exposed ceilings and industrial feel were to be a feature and workstations needed to be bright, cheerful, include wire management and be cost-effective. Clusters were colour coded with fabric screens to demarcate departments and design elements featured huddle rooms either with facades painted a similar colour to the fabrics or as an open framework with ottoman seating. Also included were locker rooms equipped with steel lockers painted with multi-coloured doors.
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