Working in a small creative team at The Mix, I was project lead on the refitting of our office space. With a small budget, we wanted to turn our single-space open plan office into a more dynamic working environment with different spaces allowing for people to get away from their desks to be able to sit and read, hold meetings, present and welcome clients into a space that represented the tone of the agency.
Dividing the space into three key areas, I created the Reading Room, Hard at Work and Hanging Out Together spaces. Each space serves a different function and the tone is set through the furnishings and colour pallette. The Reading Room is full of dark rich colours and textures, cosy armchairs to curl up in and a handing drinks trolley. Hard at Work is the only place with screens. Standing desks were introduced so that staff were encouraged to move away from their desk when not working directly on screen. Built from scaffolding and using natural wooden tops, the area is the brightest lit space in the office using metals and plastics throughout. Finally, the Hanging Out Together space is lit by festoon lighting, introducing plants and trellis, as close to being outside as possible in a basement office!
I created the design plan, managed the budget, ran the fitting schedule and finalised all the buying.