WHEN A COMPANY’S PRODUCTS ARE CLEVERLY YET TASTEFULLY REFLECTED IN THEIR OFFICES, YOU KNOW THEY MEAN BUSINESS
With the relocation of their Global Business Services office from the South Coast to JT Ross’ iconic Glass House on uMhlanga Rocks Drive, Sappi commissioned Dwell Interiors to design and oversee their new office space. The brief was simple yet exciting – to design an inviting 2 000m2 office space that would create an awareness of their extensive range of products – from traditional paper products, through to innovative products used in the fashion, textile, automobile, and household industries.
Dwell created various platforms to showcase their products – from custom wallpaper, to glass privacy screens that double as a panel on which to display products, to canvasses and other bespoke finishes. Dwell further incorporated sustainably-sourced natural timbers, greenery, and inviting tones to create an environment that is both professional and welcoming.
The reception area incorporates feature timber cladding, a custom-sourced live-edge timber top for the reception desk, and suspended planter box above the reception desk – all dramatically offset against a dark charcoal exposed soffit to maximise the ceiling height and create visual impact.
The reception area leads through to Sappi’s public interface area which houses numerous meeting rooms of various sizes, able to serve a range of functions. These include a video conference room with custom-designed table; a meeting room with height-adjustable table; and meeting rooms which are separated by a removable partition so that the space can be used as a training room.
Sappi’s staff-centric and safety focused practices were a further integral consideration in the design of the office space – from height-adjustable hot desks and meeting tables, ergonomically superior office chairs, numerous break- away “booths” for quiet or confidential work, to fully equipped pantry spaces.
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Dwell Interiors: 031 313 1250 www.dwellinteriors.co.za