Marie Curie, Newcastle
Marie Curie Cancer Care commisioned us to design a quiet room for their hospice. We transformed an underused Christian chapel into a non-denominational space that was inviting and accessible to all.
Marie Curie Cancer Care commisioned us to design a quiet room for their hospice in Newcastle. We transformed an underused Christian chapel into a non-denominational space that was inviting and accessible to people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds. Our brief was to create an inclusive, warm, holding, soothing and inspiring environment. We used a combination of sophisticated design and specially-commissioned artworks to produce a truly unique space. We brought more softness into the space using wave forms, curves and organic shapes to lead the eye around the room As the light changes through the day, it picks up intricate details in the dichromic glass and casts colour onto the walls, creating a room with a real ‘wow factor’.
38 Degrees office space
Campaigning charity 38 Degrees asked us to design a new office space for them. The old layout was cramped, inflexible and uninspiring. Our brief was to create a series of varied, flexible work areas that could respond to the changing demands presented by varying project teams they form during the year.
To optimise the restricted budget we made use of recycled timber and repurposed some of their existing desks, alongside new custom-built furniture, made by our partner Empatika.
A unique hexagonal carpet design helped to subtlely define areas of the space within an open plan layout and introduce hints of their branding. The outcome?
A beautiful set of unified and varied working areas with a light, calm and spacious feel, that fosters effective team working and improves staff wellbeing.
Media quiet room
We were commissioned by Guardian Media Group to create a multi-use quiet room including a prayer space at its London HQ. The challenge was to transform 3m sq of office space into somewhere that could be used equally for prayer and for non-religious contemplation, meditation and relaxation. The goal, to create a room that not only functions, but feels good too. A place that nurtures the senses and provides a space for the rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit. for brief moment at work. The design concept was influenced by the stillness and simplicity of the Japanese tea ceremony. This was seen as a good neutral approach to meeting the objective of a prayer room that did not exclude the majority of staff who would be using it for non-religious purposes.
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