We have some exciting news! The Hatch team has been working for a couple of months on our own office expansion and things are moving right along.
The Brand and The Space
The concept for our expansion is a continuation of the design for our existing office which opened at the beginning of this year. Our goal, as with all of our clients, is to creatively and uniquely convey our brand through the interior design of our space. Here at Hatch we like to do things differently. We excel at contemporary design with a twist, and what better opportunity to show that than in our own office. We are making a big leap from 357 sqft to a whopping 653 sqft which will allow us a boardroom (!), more library space and an additional workstation or two. In a couple of weeks the construction will be complete and we cannot wait!
Our existing office exhibits a variety of coordinating patterns and textures in Hatch colours with bright white for balance and a touch of wood tones to warm things up.
If you are familiar with our existing office you know that it is all about pattern and texture applied to furniture and walls, and efficient and functional storage. The new space is no different, we are stoked to enhance what we previously completed.
The boardroom is the main attraction and will exhibit a number of patterns and textures that relate to who we are as an interior design firm. There has been a big movement towards demountable wall systems in the corporate office design world, and extending into just about every other sector as well. These systems are not a new concept, but there are a few companies who have really stepped up to modernize and customize their products to be designer friendly. Starwall is great example of this; we are really excited to be using this for our boardroom walls. And you know us, it isn’t your typical installation. We put their product to the test and are anxious to see the patterned and multi-finished partitions complete. Even the framing that stands right now looks pretty darn cool; but we are going to save it to show you later.
The palette for our new boardroom builds on our existing office concept with the addition of a few new patterns and materials; Fig and Tides fabrics from Loomsource, charcoal grey concrete by VC Decor Concrete Living, wood-look and yellow laminates will accompany clear glass panels in our Starwall boardroom partitions, a white carrara marble table top, and cool carpet tile from Shaw Contract Group.
There are so many amazing options for carpet out there right now, it was a hard decision! In the end the best fit was the On The Edge collection from Shaw Contract Group. A mixture of the Verge and Vertical Edge tiles, both in ochre, were a perfect fit. The colours and linear pattern will add just the right amount of interest to the floor while providing a little extra acoustic dampening.
We love our Allseating Zip chairs and have gone with the same for the boardroom (although we almost swapped our task chairs for You chairs, very cool and ergonomic as well), the only differences being the arm style and chair back fabric. We have selected two fabrics from Loomsource, both in organic patterns of Hatch yellow and white, staggering half of our chairs in one and half in the other. The seat will remain Momentum’s PVC free Silica fabric in Cumulus white to match our task chairs.
Our existing Zip chairs by Allseating in custom fabric from Momentum; Moen’s Align faucet will look great in our boardroom; these funky Schoolhouse Electric Satellite 3 pendants will hang over our boardroom table.
Our favourite, local, custom concrete company, VC Decor Concrete Living, has already been in to template our custom countertop that will be ready for install in a couple of weeks. The undermounted round stainless steel sink will be accompanied by Moen’s sleek Align one handle faucet.
Keep your eyes pealed for pictures of our expansion once it’s complete! For now we come to you from a dishevelled, dusty and sometimes chaotic office. It will just make our new space even sweeter. A big THANK YOU to all who helped make this happen!
Working away in our mess! We will back to normal soon.
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