111 CARLTON GORE ROAD, NEWMARKET, AUCKLAND / 2775sqm
COMMERICAL OFFICE INTERIOR / INTERIOR DESIGN
FlexiGroup is a well-known New Zealand finance company that provides a range of finance & leasing solutions to businesses all around. In conjunction with Platform Consulting Group (project managers) we designed their new vibrant premises over 3 floors.
The idea of the design branched from Flexigroup’s own branding – the idea of DNA and their brand colours. The client’s goal was to create a fun and vibrant open plan work environment, as well as bringing the company together under one roof. Upon arrival, clients and staff are greeted by a sign in desk and invited into the shared café area which we call the ‘Flexi-Hub’. Formal meeting rooms and a boardroom branch off the hub to be easily accessed by external visitors and clients. In the Flexi-hub we kept the sleek, industrial feel of the existing polished concrete and exposed ceiling and added elements such as the Georgian wired glass partitioning, timber veneer and luxurious velvet buttoned wall panels in the boardroom.
On Level 2 we created a social space or “co-working” space which allows people to touchdown or collaborate. It features a lovely exposed ceiling, herringbone floor and our personal favourite – the ‘FLEXIWORK’ pink neon sign.
These spaces were all colour coded from slight variations of their original branding colours from small pastel pink and blue focus rooms and libraries to neutral coloured formal meeting rooms and social spaces. Each floor has an abundance of formal and informal meeting rooms, as well as furniture solutions such as leaners, booths that give staff an opportunity to collaborate, break out or even work away from their desks. Each floor has been opened up by removing the doors to the core of the building creating a corridor that link the two sides of the office together. The corridors feature Flexigroup’s core colours, creating a tunnel of colour allowing for quite an experiential journey.