Ricoh Experience Centre

Working with the Ricoh design team to create some sculptural bespoke elements for the new Ricoh Experience Centre in London.

London, England

Concept

Ricoh sought to include a bespoke sculptural screen system as the key furniture element in the new Ricoh Experience Centre in London. The brief was to provide units that served as both feature and backdrop to the print equipment on display, while complimenting the overall fit-out of their office.

Design Process

The screen form is based on abstractions of the Ricoh logo while also integrating into the overall fit-out style, blending defined lines and clean surfaces. We used extensive 3d modelling to give the units appropriate scale within the space and also to establish a means to run power and data services through the screens. They are designed to support multiple possible configurations of equipment, while providing a consistent appearance.

Manufacturing

The units were built as modular sections, with each based on a screen and counter section. The counter section provides a secondary fixing to the screen and also houses the main element of the user PC unit. The modular design allows for easy reconfiguration of equipment and of the space if required.

Delivery

Due to the installation being on the 23rd floor of a Central London office, a survey was carried out ahead of installation to establish access routes and storage hub areas. The routing of power and data cabling through the screens required detailed coordination from initial survey through to installation.

Overview

The crisp white and modern look of these screens contrasts so well with the soft curves inherent in the design. The subtle integration of a work counter, power points and vision panels makes for a perfect blend of form and function. We also made special touchdown style benches in the open plan area’s and the Beach Huts have simple tables which provide staff with an opportunity to do some concentrated work in a quite space.

 

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