Stallergenes Greer approached Resonate to design their new Headquarters in central London.
Resonate pitched and won for the prestigious Stallergenes Greer project in 40 Bernard Street, Russell Square London. We inherited an interesting industrial look CAT A space which had character but needed the contrast of the highly refined and tuned ethos of a pharmaceutical company. The brief was to create a space that was warm and inviting but also business like. The pollens and cells were very much part of our inspiration, alongside the colours and hues of nature.
The reception is a stunning calm space with two large copper three form panels that look like honeycomb, behind which we have cleverly designed an LED light fitting that glows subtly through these screens.
The Boardroom again was light and airy and a clever ceiling baffle detail was designed to hide services but also act as an acoustic buffer. A Beautiful handmade table over grey bird’s eye maple back painted glass and copper inserts.
The office space is again non corporate with a new range of furniture from Task. A timber floor runs throughout the space as carpet is hyper allergenic and harbours dust mites. So a clean crisp look almost Scandinavian in its colour and tone references. A central street is set out in the central zone which is a meeting space that all staff can dive into from their workstations on the perimeter.
Quiet booths are located on the perimeter again to create privacy and a space that staff can get away and contemplate more studious documents.
The piece de resistance of this project in our view is the breakout area with the 9 metre solid oak timber bar from Wales, this is a triumph in the space creating a central zone that acts as a bar and also a servery for beverages.
Overall this is a scheme of nature and humility, not ostentation. it has great attention to detail of repeated materials to provide a language and harmony to the space. It also incorporates the modern way of working which gives choice flexibility and support in the office environment.