North East Based N17 required a flexible and multi-functional space in their new office building in which to hold meetings, host seminars and regular hospitality events. To emphasise the existing architecture of the building, we decided to use the large window to maximise natural light within the space, whilst allowing a variety of textures and colours to be included in the scheme. To encourage adaptability the kitchenette became a key element to the design, allowing the room to be used in complete isolation from the rest of the office. A large sliding timber door can hide the kitchen, when required, for a formal meeting or talk, whilst still allowing access for refreshments when needed.
For this multi-purpose space to be successful, we carefully considered how lighting would impact each use.
Elements such as task lighting create a feature for formal meetings, also providing the correct LUX levels, whilst ambience has been addressed through the use of window pendents and directional wall lights to accommodate a more informal use. To give the client full use of these elements, we have introduced pre-programable 'scenic' settings and adjustable levels, to quickly adapt the space between functions.