Christie Proton Beam Therapy by HKS Architects
We talk to HKS Architects about the Christie Proton Beam Therapy Centre project.
Whilst the current image of workplace collaboration is seen as open plan and funky furniture so much does and should still happen in the board room. Meet pays homage to one of the oldest forms of work folk getting together.
Whilst the current image of workplace collaboration is seen as open plan and funky furniture, so much still happens in the boardroom. The MEET experience, designed by Defurb, will pay homage to one of the oldest forms of getting folk together.
What has been your inspiration for Mix Design Collective?
Mallows – the good old fashioned sweet. Soft in colour and soft in texture. They make me smile so I’m hoping the experience will make people smile too!
What do you think are the current trends in the world of commercial interiors?
One is definitely variety – providing an activity-based environment aligned to the business culture is only going to increase with the advance of technology. Variety supports the generations and personalities in one workplace, but more importantly the wellbeing of staff – supporting productivity and not your normal ‘9 to 5’ culture.
In this new climate of flexible working, do you think a boardroom is still important?
The traditional concept of a boardroom? Personally, I don’t think so – but an environment that fosters energy and creativity definitely is. Today’s meetings are most effective in spaces which match the communal culture, can accommodate various uses and allow ideas to flow.
Lesley McPhee, Design Director, Defurb
Lesley is the founder of Defurb, a new boutique design studio that specialises in delivering creative interiors for workplace and retail environments. Lesley’s experience spans 26 years and reaches as far as South Africa, Ireland, Berlin and Paris. Projects closer to home have included The Hut Group, Majestic Wine and Protector Insurance. The studio is currently working on a number of exciting projects, including undertaking a project as the lead concept designer for a long-established high-street retailer.
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