Fisher & Paykel Product Development, Auckland
Architect/Designer: Custance Architecture, Wellington
Fisher &Paykel’s Design Centre is a research and development facility for their appliances. This project had important considerations such as the practicality of wheeling large appliances such as fridges and washing machines around and the aesthetic blending of industrial and residential elements within the interior. The existing concrete floor was sandblasted to provide a cost-effective and practical hard floor surface for the traffic zones. Large ‘rugs’ of carpet tile were laid in the open-plan work zones and meeting pods.
In the open-plan areas, Shaw plank tiles were laid in a half basket design providing a clean and simple large-scale pattern. A monochromatic selection of Fringe in three shades of grey was relieved by small, seemingly random inserts of strong colour. In contrast, strong colour was used in the meeting pods and the half basket design was magnified to provide an abstract effect. Two colourways were used – one in ochre, orange, paprika and fuchsia and the other in two shades of green, turquoise, and fuchsia.
The carpet is a feature element in the interior. Shaw plank module tiles, clean textures and strong colours allowed them to achieve the exact effect they were after.
- Shaw plank module tiles
- Shaw plank tiles