Office Fitting

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Truth to materials & the Craft of Design & Fit Out

Truth to materials & the Craft of Design & Fit Out

Truth to materials is an architectural theory based on the idea that materials should be used where they are most appropriate, and without their innate ‘natural’ qualities being concealed. To realise the beauty of materials in their raw state Examples of this theory in practice include: Exposed concreteleft unpainted, with shuttering marks un-sanded. Timber’s natural grain left unpolished, paintedor stained. Copper’s natural patina left untouched. Steelworkleft exposed Raw masonry walls exposed Exposed galvanised lighting containment and track As a theory, it is most closely associated with modernist architecture & design and in...

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Benifits of biophilic design in the workplace

BIOPHILIC DESIGN IN THE WORKPLACE – USE OF COLOUR, TEXTURE, MATERIALS AND PLANTING FOR WELL-BEING AND ACOUSTICS What is Biophilia? NOUN mass noun (according to a theory of the biologist E. O. Wilson) an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world Why should organisations incorporate biophilic design into their physical environments? Biophilic design has been shown to have economic, health, cultural and environmental benefits. Recent research from the field of neuroscience and endocrinology, show the crucial role that experiencing nature...

Office design trends

Why gyms and a Friday beer fridge just won’t cut it

Much has been written recently extolling the virtues of employee-centred workplace design, but there has been very little serious research backing the trend. The result has been workplace design strategy driven by fads and buzzwords, and where no concrete benefits are subsequently felt by employees. Ultimately, ill-informed redesigns can prove expensive exercises in futility if employees don’t ultimately benefit in terms of quality of life and productivity There is a correlation between workplace design and productivity. The physical work environment impacts...

Design Implications and Space Planning

Workers today are driven by a need for autonomy over where and when they work to achieve the desired peak-performance. Many traditional workspaces where employees are untethered to work dedicated workstations are thankfully becoming outdated. At Select Interiors Ltd we seek to incorporate choice and variety in a environment to accommodate a range of workstyles and mobility. ‘’Designed to support an agile workforce, the Worksmart Space above fosters innovative thinking and easily adapts to new ways of working, as well as...

listed buildings case study, the story & completion images

Listed Buildings Case Study, The Story & Completion images

Completion of a Design & Refurbishment of Grade II Listed Building within the Barton Arcade, 63 Deansgate, Manchester by Select Interiors Ltd for Apple Partner GBM Ltd The project brief was to design, conversion & refurbish of a Grade II listed (both external envelope and internal Listed) retail unit, the unit has three floors, a basement, ground with a single shop front on Deansgate and a double frontage to the 1st floor Survey images GBM are a long-established Apple authorised reseller....

Good Design Need not be Expensive

Good design need not be expensive, how Select Interiors maintains a budget and an example of why a budget was exceeded by 18% It is said that good ideas never go out of style. The greatest barrier to achieving a perfect interior is usually the budget. As most clients have less than is needed to achieve the ideal, it falls to the designer to be arbiter, selector of materials, finishes and to have a tight rein on the purse strings....

Warehouse Conversion to Showroom and Offices

case study – warehouse conversion to showroom and offices for boardmans design international fashion distributor update Design & Conversion of Warehouse to Showrooms and Head Office for Great Manchester Fashion Brand Boardmans The project brief was to design, conversion & refurbish of a warehouse unit, the space a ground floor formerly a warehouse and the 1st floor offices. Check out the demolition to completion video below!! https://youtu.be/_6NdVF5vv4w Survey images below         Boardmans Design are a long-established international Manchester based Fashion Brand. This successful...

What does your office interior say about your business?

Each office has its own unique purpose and the best office designs are focused on the people using them and enhancing their productivity. Your office should be a representation of your brand and certain design styles have become synonymous with different sectors. The workplace is made up of a diverse network of individuals and businesses should benefit from recognising and catering for the diverse requirements of personality types and the needs of different departments But what does your office design say...

Is Ancoats the new Northern Quarter?

According to Travel Supermarket Ancoats ranks number 7 in the hippest neighbourhoods in the UK Ancoats is also mentioned as part of The Northern Powerhouse initiative. Central to the vision is the creation of a world class transport system which links the North to Southern regions and London which will allow Manchester & Ancoats to compete with the best performing regions of Europe. This will attract investment from overseas, further driving growth and establishing Manchester as a hub for innovation and...

Select Interiors Recent Projects

A timely commercial office, reception and fit-out by Select Interiors Ltd & Kate Yates Design Director of Territory Interiors show how a modest budget can boost inventive fit out solutions ‘’This is the future of workplace design,” Kate Yates from Territory Interiors  sums up her latest office fit-out project with partnering interiors company Select Interiors Ltd Just off Atlantic Street in Altrincham Select Interiors working for Kate Yates of Territory Interiors Ltd have given a national property company a new reception, café,...