FIL Furniture’s Solution
FIL presented a ‘one-stop’ solution, with all services being provided by Fusion Workplace Services under the direction of FIL Furniture’s National Manager, Rhiannon Sims.
Rhiannon’s role was to manage and coordinate the project from start to finish. This included the initial brief, the spatial layout design, the supply of upcycled furniture, advice on office functionality, the delivery and installation of all furniture and the office relocation of staff and their equipment. The end-piece of the project was the ethical clearance and disposal of the old furniture. FIL was to uninstall, clear, upcycle, recycle and donate to charity, everything possible was to be re-circulated with minimal waste.
Planning the New Office Layout
With no scaled plans available, the footprint was drawn up from scratch. This involved physically measuring up the new office site, room by room. FIL’s Spatial Layout Designer then produced several scaled plans of the space, furniture design and layout. Other important considerations were the existing column placement, internal glass walls, power supply and fire egress.
PaySauce was given several design and furniture options, based upon functionality, look, feel and price. While there would be some existing furniture relocated to the new site, the majority would come from the FIL second-hand range. It included upcycled screens that needed new fabric to match the corporate colour palette. There was plenty of discussion around fabrics and colours before the final design and layout were chosen. Some new furniture items were also included to fill gaps where there was no upcycled or existing alternative.