With a client brief focusing on staff wellbeing and creating a stunning environment that would
give a resi-mercial feel to bring people back to the workplace that would both excite and
motivate them, interior design specialists, Resonate (www.resonateinteriors.com) has
just completed the 8,000 sq ft London HQ for process automation company Appian on the 25th floor of London’s iconic Wallkie Talkie building.
Appian were looking to maximise both the exceptional daylight and incredible 360 º views over the City by incorporating open plan desking arrangements, a combination of huddle and quiet work settings, formal meeting spaces with state-of-the-art AV and individual phone rooms along with breakout areas. To maximize the natural Resonate incorporated the feature ceiling as an incredible piece of artwork drawing the eye from the lift lobby to the reception. This opens up the sightlines so that visitors have a spectacular view of London’s square mile architecture, acting as its very own picture frame. Additionally, a neutral colour palette was selected with pops of colour, and features a strong UK/London context with motifs and symbols and is very much an authentically stylized concept.
Keeping with the London theme as the background, London Underground seat fabric was selected on soft furnishings and the fabrics were used throughout to provide texture and colour, working in harmony with other finishes including natural stone, oak finishes and crittal style glazing, bronze, exposed services, and timber ceiling with acoustic felt.
Quality of sound, and lighting and acoustics was a strong design driver for this project. Nearly 50% of the ceilings and 30% of the walls feature acoustic panel, whilst recork flooring was used to help minimize sound, and the single glazed partitions feature acoustic baffles with timber cladding.
“This has truly been one of the best projects I have worked on,” comments Marissa Wallder, Lead Designer, Resonate. “Our Client was really informed and had an architectural background so they understood the process. It was a true partnership to develop and deliver this and we are delighted with the end result.”
“We loved working with Resonate on our new London HQ. They understood our thought process, were responsive and innovative and really listened to and understood what was important to us,” explains Glenda W Montemayor, Vice President, Global Real Estate & Facilities, Appian. “The end-result is a stunning new workspace that we know our teams are going to love working in.”
With the Resonate core value of 'Treading Lightly', for the Appian project Resonate carefully selected products, materials and manufacturers from UK-based companies, including carpet from Milliken, lighting from FUTURE designs and with all the acoustic panels British-made.