For the interior design of Jensen Precast engineer’s office, we took cues from the product they know so well – concrete! Shades of grey in many different shapes and forms create a modern office to inspire creative engineering in design and products.
The hexagon, a lovely geometric shape is repeated in the carpet, the conference room fabric as well as the stainless steel accent tile – wait until you see how we are using it! Accents of vibrant lime green and the color of the company logo, turquoise, are used in just the right places. Carpet is carpet, but we jazzed it up with hexagon shapes in 5 varying shades which will be installed all at a quarter of a turn to emphasize our featured shape, the hexagon. Our installation will be more dynamic but here is the idea of linear patterns and rotating the carpet tiles.
Decorative glass panels between the conference room and open office are water drop shapes, which relate to the water they use to make their products. This glass comes from Italy so yes we used it like precious metals – sparingly, but in just the right places!
To give you a little background on the design process – here are two initial design concepts we came up with: Raw Stone Design and Hexagon Design.
Raw Stone Design: In this design, we suggested using lots of concrete and raw stone accents on floors and walls all with rich earth tones and modern glass and wood workstations. Images of the client’s products would be shown “in the earth”. From this design we did use the stone accents for flooring in our final design.
Our second design was the inspiration that won the hearts of my clients. It was inspired by intricate designs with hexagon shapes on the floor and mirrored with ceiling tiles suspended over the open office. Here I suggested using images of actual models of the engineered products for artwork. As you can see we made some refinements to get to our final design but this is how the creative process all begins!