Jestico + Whiles completes key new learning centre for the University of Cambridge
A new building that offers co-working and social spaces, the West Hub marks the start of the transformation of the West Cambridge Site into a centre for innovation.
A curtain divider that is illuminated from above, ‘Elsa’ from Stansons offers a theatrical take on flexible meeting spaces.
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Created to act as a flexible space divider, Elsa zoning curtains from Stansons provide a subtle ambience thanks to a suspended metal lighting fixture that sits above the voile curtains – creating a soft glow through the fabric that aids wellbeing and brings personality to reception areas and collaborative meeting spaces.
Woven from 43% recycled plastic content, the curtains are available in a selection of 16 fabric colours and three lengths and custom sizes, with the option to powder coat the headbox and rods to any RAL colour. The hanging rods can be adjusted to suspend the curtain at the correct height for any ceiling.
“Nature, daylight and biophilic design are all held very close to me,” comments Stansons designer Guy Stanley. “Our inert hard-wired connection to nature is something that doesn’t surprise be but rather fascinates. The positive effect it has on our cognitive memory, productivity, creativity and most importantly our well-being is nothing short of extraordinary. To capture some of that magic and bring it into the office would uplift and revitalise us all as human beings.”
“Sunlight and curtains obviously go together like hand in glove so to create that effect in spaces where maybe sunlight wasn’t so prevalent, or when the curtains weren’t at windows seemed a way to spin some sparkle into the workplace. Elsa was born to create the positive impact we’re all need of from the spaces in which we work, learn, relax and play.”
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