A director of EDHEC, whose main residence we fitted out, asked us to suggest ideas for the London campus in the centre of the City.
This was an exciting project, as it was necessary to organise the reception, study and work areas in an “Open Space” with a view of Saint Paul’s … Not forgetting the image impact of this new location, in the centre of London’s financial district!
We chose to install the reception and communication areas by the façade, linked directly to the urban landscape, and install the offices and meeting rooms in the interior open-plan area, behind a glass skin that reflects the panorama.
We asked artist Daniel Locus to create a fresco, printed on an 18m-long wall, which reproduces the pattern of modern building facades seen in the City in sequenced images – giving the impression that this cityscape goes inside the EDHEC Campus!
The same motif will be reproduced on the glass skin, for privacy, at the occupants’ face height (UK standard).
The choice of furniture was mainly centred on the USM Haller system, which is perfectly suited to the way the spaces are organised, with B&B Italia seating and Lammhults furniture for the training rooms.
These collections created an identity for the company, which then asked us to install them in our projects for the Paris Campus, high-end offices in Nice with chic accessories, and offices and meeting spaces in Lille.
It was a wonderful challenge to carry out this project in England, in contact with a demanding but very interested client, who was open to new proposals in terms of professional space planning!
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