To bring its headquarters into the 21st century, Sharp Electronics commissioned the services of The Office Builders.
At some point, all offices need to be given a new lease of life. The Australian headquarters of Sharp Corporation of Australia were old and tired; they were also dated, and did not provide an ideal background for displaying the company’s product range.
The Office Builders brief was to refurbish the client service areas and the showrooms at Sharp to meet very specific guidelines provided by the company’s Japanese head office.
Sharp wanted its refurbished areas to be bright and user-friendly, creating a good background for displaying the company’s products. However, to fit the guidelines, the interior design had to be simple, subtle and not too showy.
The Office Builders incorporated a number of simple feature to create the required atmosphere. Existing ceilings were plastered and together with walls, painted white to create a neutral but bright backdrop. Lighting adds life and interest to the overall space and draws attention to the products on display.
The use of curves on the flooring, patterns and Sharp’s colours highlight display areas. Display shelves were an important part of the brief, as there were many products to showcase. In addition, the main showroom had to double as a function area, so special shelving was built that can easily be folded down and flat packed out of sight against perimeter walls.
It was important to understand our client’s needs and to communicate clearly how the project was to be carried out. Clients need to understand the full impact of renovations on their premises and businesses during construction, and how the new offices will look on completion.
The Office Builders took responsibility for the entire project, ensuring it was finished within agreed timeframes and within cost projections. By working closely with designers and architects we are certain to fully understand the design elements. By managing all relevant trades we ensure the whole project runs smoothly and is problem-free for our clients.Read More...