Designer Approved: RNL/Stantec Top 5 for Workplace Design
WORDS: Sarah McGarry, IIDA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager, RNL, now Stantec
1. A piece that can tell a story I’m particularly fond of custom pieces that show craftsmanship and wood working. It helps soften the office and make it unique. When it’s someone local, even better. Two of my local favorites are CS woods and Showtime.
2. Natural elements I love nothing more than a beautiful marble slab or tile. When I recently came across this marble collection by Kreoo, I couldn’t grab samples fast enough. Gorgeous stones, inlayed with brass or patterns made by bas-relief.
3. When function and beauty collide The Tuohy Tryg table is a sculptural and unique statement that is also completely functional. This table offers many unique finish options (concrete, etched glass, metal, etc.) making it one of a kind, but it also addresses the required power, data and functional aspects of a conference table. It can also be specified in a standing height, which is a request we are seeing much more frequently in corporate design!
4. Black is the new black We are seeing new metal tones: black, matte black and brass make major waves to the old stainless-steel standby. The matte black, Delta Trinsic faucet is on point from both a finish and design stand point, but it is also budget friendly.
5. Everything has a place As a designer I appreciate nothing more than walking into an organized and uncluttered office space. The Halcon Halo Credenza has a spot for it all – dishes, glass wear, mugs, refrigerator beverage doors – it’s a true “service concierge” with beautiful detailing.