The DL Company’s MD Daniel Lowe tells unLTD that warehouse-style glass partitioning is the new ‘must-have’ interior design for any contemporary office fit-out – it’s so popular they even have a (lovingly named) one in their own HQ …
The view from the designer:
MD of DL Company Daniel Lowe said: “We’ve long offered a comprehensive glass partitioning service which includes the design, supply and installation of high-quality glass partition walls. They’ve always been a popular feature because they create a light and airy environment in open-plan offices, without compromising on functionality.
“The practical benefits also include their ability to create dedicated working areas, and provide sound insulation, but currently industrial or ‘warehouse’ style glass partitioning with a black framework is all the rage.
“It is the ‘see it, want it’ interior design of choice right now. We have one of our own at the DL HQ! We named the room after a former employee, our contracts manager Steve Ledger who retired after 40 years with us. One of our clients saw it just before Christmas and said: ‘We want one of those in our office!’
“Many others have already chosen similar designs to complement their refit, including our friends at Bluestone Credit Management who moved into their Westfield House offices on Charter Row in Sheffield city centre last July.”
The view from the company:
Bluestone Credit Management general manager Deborah Stokes said: “We had already done a fit-out in our Cambridge office and the business had gone through a re-brand process over the last year, so we were looking for a fresh new look for our Sheffield office.
“Before the re-design we had glass partitioning with manifestations on and we wanted to keep that sleek glass look but go for something more contemporary.
“The other aspect to the new-look office was lines – we had hexagonal flooring at a 45-degree angle, so we wanted the partition to stay in style with and complement those modern design features.
“The partitioning needed to work with the overall brand refresh and image and the working environment for our staff. People spend a lot of time at work so it’s important for us at Bluestone that we invest in creating a space where people want to be and that includes things like providing fruit and a coffee machine in the kitchen, as well as break-out activities like a snooker table.
“Our staff are very appreciative of the layout and design of the new office and we’ve had lots of positive feedback from visitors when we take them on tours of the office – the partitioning wall has been a real talking point.”
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