From the Resene Total Colour Awards gallery — 152 Fanshawe Street, Auckland City
The client asked for a fit-out, which reflected its self-image, friendly, professional, unexpected, individual and memorable.
A residential feeling, loop pile carpet tile in brown tones was selected and used throught the fit-out. This set the colour palette for the project. Dark stained timber floors, feature ceilings and some joinery complement the carpet, while Resene Double Alabaster walls added contrast.
Taking the cue from the floor ‘the art wall’ extending 30 metres and encompassing two floors and the stairwell is a rich mix of browns, yellows, oranges and reds. ‘The art wall’ with its numeral graphics is both surprising and memorable. It reinforces the name change marketing campaign ‘we see things differently’ while changing a media graphic into an art piece.
The colour theme goes through to soft furnishings and fabrics with the browns and orange of the client waiting area and the orange of the acoustic panels in the staff café and conference room. The open plan staff areas are more subdued in colour use and have a white/grey theme with a hit of Resene Party Animal to break the monotony. The staff areas are light and clean in contrast to the moody browns and intense colours of the public areas.
Wherever possible materials were chosen for their sustainable qualities. Wall and furniture fabric was 100% merino and from the life range to ensure low impact on the environment. The leather used was naturally tanned without chrome. The carpet tiles are completely post consumer recyclable.
Colours used: Resene Buttercup, Resene Burgundy, Resene California, Resene Candlelight, Resene Dark Ebony, Resene Meranti, Resene Red Beech, Resene Red Hot, Resene Rosewood, Resene Tangerine, Resene Teak.
Architectural Specifier: Paul Leuschke, Leuschke Kahn Architects Ltd
Artist: Richard Adams
Building Contractor: Amstar Interiors Ltd
Interior Designer: Paul Leuschke, Leuschke Kahn Architects Ltd
Photographer: Kallan MacLeod
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