Installation: Microsoft Offices - Wellington
Specifier: Stephenson & Turner Wellington
Product: Syncopation, Monochrome, Polygon 1 & 1968 Collection
Microsoft operates in the technically strong commercial segment (Office), the fun and entertainment segment with XBOX and the increasingly hip and mobile segment (Windows 8) plus many other areas.
Each of these hugely disparate product categories are about strength, being the best and owning the category. It was with this philosophy that the design brief for the office was founded. And the flooring was given the nod to be a big part of the design solution.
When talking flooring & design in the same sentence, you obviously include Interface carpet tile, the global flooring design specialist.
Adopting the Microsoft Logo for the colour palette and giving each ¼ of the floor plate a colour, the design quickly took shape. Key to Microsoft was the inter-connectedness of the teams. The ability to collaborate and pollinate and transfer wins from one category into the other category.
The flooring by bringing in other colours gave life to this inter-connectedness.
Simply a fantastic result. Brilliantly designed and wonderfully executed. Just like Microsoft really.