For furniture Doreen Young (Associate Director Student Experience) turned to Paul White at Instinct Furniture for ideas. The Instinct design team went to work coming up with space planning incorporating a range of flexible furniture.
Desk top computer pods were purpose designed to wrap around six columns. Bright red pin boards mounted above the pods providing a visual anchor through the space.
Near the coffee cart, in addition to conventional café tables, HIGH SITTER Tables with sculptural MIURA Stools were introduced as a quick sit solution – check mail, sip a coffee and wait for a friend.
Throughout the central space the concept sought an ever changing scene where furniture could be arranged and arranged again as people ebbed and flowed – student and tutors alike.
RADIAL Ottoman groupings anchored the space with GALAXY Ottomans and gorgeously retro ANNA ‘D’ Chairs providing a colourful and convivial element. Seating was supported with EXPRESSO Round Tables and OVERLAP Tables for laptop users.
Doreen reports the atrium transformation a success with students and tutors actively utilising the Student Hub.