6/14/13 - 9/16/13
6/20/13 - 6/22/13
Denver (United States of America)
9/10/13 - 9/12/13
9/11/13 - 9/15/13
A project that optimises space and light.
Product/Designer: Spanish furniture and lighting
The Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Düsseldorf has just seen the completion of the innovative redesign of its public areas. The remodelling of the Düsseldorf offices involves a degree of rationalisation of its spaces and modernisation of its equipment. In one respect, this has meant that less office space is required and that spaces function better. And it has led to an ergonomic optimisation of the workstations. It has also given the building an assembly room and exhibition space to provide Spanish exporters a better space.
Barcelona-based design studio Lagranja was entrusted with the interior design project and provision of furniture and equipment. The interior design aspect has followed such guidelines as the maximising of use of outdoor light within the building and opening up of spaces which highlight the offices’ functions. The latter also reinforces the collaboration between different teams and maximises the sense of transparency between different offices and areas.
In turn, the furniture and equipment chosen – all of which have been made in Spain – deliberately showcase current Spanish design trends, and give the offices an image of functionality, elegance and modernity.
The public areas’ decor was created using products from the following 15 Spanish companies: Andreu World, BD Barcelona Design, Blauet, Bordonabe, Dynamobel, Estiluz, Grespania, Metalarte, Nomon, Now Carpets, Roca, Sancal, Santa & Cole, Sellex and Uno Design.
Table B, a design by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona Design, as well as Andreu World’s set of Nanda chairs in neutral colours, look particularly good in the meeting room. And standing behind a glass partition is an open-plan room devoted to exhibitions, with an area furnished with Uno Design’s stools and versatile high tables.
All the office furniture is designed by Francesc Rifé and made by Bordonabe, while the office seating is by Dynamobel and the shelving by Sellex.
Lighting is one of the most considered aspects of the project. Notable among the pieces chosen were those of Santa & Cole, such as the iconic Moaré and Leonardo lights designed by Antoni Arola, and the TMM design by Miguel Milá; those of Estiluz, such as the Infiero light created by Lagranja itself; those of Metalarte, such as the Oslo light designed to illuminate a table, also designed by Lagranja; and Blauet’s pendant lights designed for worktables.
Finally, accessories were supplied by Sancal – namely its coatstands – and Nomon – its wall clocks. In addition, all the ceramic flooring and surfaces were supplied by Grespania, the taps and bathroom fittings by Roca and the rugs, especially picked for being bright and colourful, by Now Carpets.