The brief for this project was to modernise the large, very outdated and uninviting staff cafeteria.
The design embraces the company’s business – wood science, and has resulted in an empty unused cafeteria being transformed into a busy connection hub and chill-out area for the organisation and its 350 staff.
Organic tones were used in the form of Resene Sisal for the majority of the wall space, Resene Mondo for the large back wall for grounding impact and Resene Wild West on the hanging partitions for its fun and lively elements.
The new hanging partitions were installed to help break the space up and provide comfortable seating areas. Custom-made sofas upholstered in Lustrell Parchment were partnered with glass coffee tables.
The large central space is now home for the new square Formica top café tables, which provide flexibility in configuration. The tables have been partnered with flexible plywood chairs.
The small servery was widened and lowered and new bench tops installed. A separate servery was installed for the self-service area housing supplies of cutlery and crockery.
Above this servery two new slim electric wall zips were installed, together with a tea/coffee/sugar dispenser.
Fantastic custom artwork was created and installed utilising microscopic pine tree seedling images from the organisation.
It should also be noted that since the completion of this project, the on-site catering manager has won a local body food service award. One could ask if this is the result of now working in such a gorgeous space.
Colours used: Resene Mondo, Resene Sisal, Resene Wild West.
Products used: Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen.
Colour Selection: Donna Morrison, Material Girl NZ Ltd
Photographer: Fullframe – Craig Robertson Photography
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