Can designers create connections between people and spaces?

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How can designers connect the identity of a brand and its space with the people it houses day-to-day?

The identity of an organization isn’t always consistent with the people working within it. How then can designers inject some life and “human-ness” into commercial spaces?

Fukuoka Bank Japan

Designed by Mr.Kaoru Tomozawa of Nikken Space Design, the Fukuoka Financial Group project in Japan presents an interesting case study into this idea. “The client preferred monochrome – especially black – so I primarily used black/white and natural colours in the design,” says Tomozawa. “For instance, I designed an area with black furniture and beige carpets, or another area for customers in natural colours.”

Fukuoka Bank Japan

In a move to give the space a more naturally-occurring atmosphere for its occupants, Tomozawa specified Interface carpet tile to forge a more meaningful connection between the commercial space and the people within it day-to-day.

Fukuoka Bank Japan

Tomozawa explains: “Interface carpets contributed 100 per cent to the client’s satisfaction as they liked the feeling the product created. The products chosen matched well with the design of building appearance and the identity of the company, in addition to a cutting-edge aesthetic.”

Fukuoka Bank Japan
 

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