They’re a brash bunch! During the Program Development meeting to initiate the design of their new office, the partners at Resolution Interactive Media, a razor’s edge web design firm in London, Ontario challenged us to offend them with our designs. In fact, they flat out stated that they didn’t think that they were offend-able. All manner of business-inappropriate concepts surfaced afterwards but we understood the true challenge.
The quest to create a truly unique space that reflected the personality of the two business partners and their staff ensued. During the Ideation Meeting a design theme emerged – ‘Work at Play’. Though simple, it accurately captured the culture of this vibrant, get-things-done-while-having-fun company.
Key elements of the design include a barnboard tunnel with compressed proportions used to separate the lobby and the production studio, a true barn door access into the staff lounge, fixtures made of simple building materials, custom, low-cost workstations in the production studio, a custom-built reception desk, and a lobby feature wall with a backlit cutout of the ResIM logo. Concrete floors were simply sealed and left exposed. All in all, a raw, industrial space that’s as laid back as it’s inhabitants.
INTERIOR DESIGN: ReDesign
CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: ReDesign
PHOTOGRAPHY: Erwin Loewen