Global Consulting Group Contracts Style Again
Delivering flexible space that can be quickly adapted to encourage fluid and collaborative working practices, moveable wall systems are fast becoming the norm for contemporary offices across the UK.
Having enjoyed the benefits of a moveable wall that Style installed a few years ago, a major global consulting group recently invited them back to their London offices to install two further partitioning solutions, effectively sub-dividing a key meeting area.
The Dorma Hüppe Variflex ML100 moveable walls allow the open-plan space, where seminars and large group briefings take place, to be closed off, creating three separate rooms for client meetings or smaller gatherings. Thanks to an incredible 59dB Rw acoustic integrity, all areas can be used concurrently, entirely undisturbed.
Style originally installed a fully automatic Dorma Hüppe moveable wall to sub-divide the firm’s conference room, at its prestigious offices in Canary Wharf, London. On this occasion, working with architect Align and Overbury, Style was contracted to install two semi-automatic moveable walls to another meeting area.
The difference between the two systems is that a fully automatic wall slides into place at the touch of a button, whereas with semi-automatic operation, the panels are manoeuvred manually into place before rubber seals automatically expand to form the most effective acoustic seal. Both systems allow for quick reconfiguration of an area, ensuring the space is fully utilised throughout the working day.
“This global consulting group is yet another example of a business that has previously seen the benefits of flexible space and, as a result, has returned to ask us to add even more adaptability into their offices,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.
Adding functionality and encouraging a sharing of ideas, one of the walls features a writable white laminate finish, allowing staff to use it as a whiteboard on which to jot down ideas and brainstorm. The other side of the wall has a sophisticated pearl-grey fabric finish that perfectly complements the interior design of the room.