Telecom company M&C Saatchi recently hired interior design firm Made For to design a new office in London, England.
“A powerhouse of creative advertising, M&C Saatchi prides itself on enhancing connection and change creatively, commercially and culturally. and the brand experience is seamless and considered from head to toe.Working with M&C required spatially and experientially matching the brand’s representation.Modern and sophisticated technology, but the final Functional and not complicated at all.
M&C Saatchi’s workplace design considers the company’s core values. Following a workshop phase with the client, we set out to develop a design that epitomized the brutal simplicity of geometry, led by a grid-driven layout. By pairing a spatial approach step by step, the design created an opportunity to create a possessive moment of color, texture and finish.
This manifests itself in an open-plan approach to design with minimally constructed forms, promoting connection and serendipitous moments in space. The final design has few boundaries and is connected by materiality, natural light and organic movement in space, integrating the core elements of this connectivity. Glossy materials are balanced with soft, bold tones of upholstery and joinery, bi-colour window films as floating boardroom blocks, and translucent corrugated sheets that frame the mural. I’m here.
In line with pursuing a progressively paired approach, we incorporated many existing elements into the space. I needed a compelling reason to remove an existing state (ceiling, floor). For example, the use of white ceiling tiles throughout was unappealing to the brand, but the cost of rearranging all the services and grids was too heavy both financially and environmentally. rice field.
The grid was left in place, the tiles were removed so they could be reused for other fixtures in the building, and the ceiling was sprayed with a muted green “beyond” the grid. In a world of sprayed white, black, or bold color, I feel that a very muted green speaks to the level of restraint required at the highest levels of the creative industry, capturing the essence of never going too far. The use of raw building materials makes nature feel equally well-utilized, serving as a counterpoint to the space’s sophisticated, technical feel. “
- position: Richmond, Australia
- Completion date: 2023
- size: 9,149 square feet
- design: Made for
- photograph: chain toomey