MD of Forrest Brown, Simon Brown, had some initial concepts for his new office space. Working closely with his own graphics team, he had developed a bold graphics scheme to reflect their brand and culture. Interior designers Wylde IA who designed this exciting office space, met Artworks with a set of plans and we traded ideas over coffee. We planned to implement these striking graphics across the new space utilising Artworks in-house capabilities and acoustic treatments.
Exploration of finishes
Inspired by this meeting, we produced exciting samples that pushed the boundaries of our production techniques and explored a variety of new finishes to compliment the scheme.
Ready to go!
Along with some designed elevations and budget options, these samples were presented to the designer and client. Positive feedback received and costs agreed, Artworks set to work drawing up the design elevations for approval.
Hit the ground running…
To meet the tight schedule, Artworks ordered the relevant materials and fabrics ahead of time to enable production straight off the back of our site surveys. Our fit teams were scheduled to install over a 3-week period. With such a variety and volume of works to install, we ensured they could hit the ground running and have the versatility to install around the other trades as needed.
What a finish!
As the install took shape and other trades finished key elements like furniture and lighting, you could see this was going to be a special space. How true it was – the client was over the moon with his brand-new office that was both practical and visually stimulating!
We love the challenge of exploring new ideas on schemes. Such a close relationship with Wylde IA allows us to bounce ideas off one another, then go away and make these things a reality. There is the large, ‘bling’ copper feature-wall that greets you on entry, but our favourite element has to be the use of felt. Artworks produced sliding, felt hanging screens and baffles in a variety of colours that we then cut into custom patterns to tie in with the graphics. Having already experimented with this material, it was great to incorporate it into a scheme and find the perfect place for it.Dave Nowell, Director