In order to refresh their space and make room for new members of the team, Caserne (a graphic design firm in Montreal) hired Catherine Catherine to re-do their offices. The challenge was to define the areas in this small Rosemont location and create a strong brand-image to the space. The designers layed out the desks in a “U” shape inside a dedicated area for computer work using the existing division of the space.
On the left, a large bookcase has been designed to showcase the architecture of the building, the high ceilings, as well as various projects realized by Caserne. The bookcase slides towards a meeting space with a thin table in the center. Metal panels are installed on the wall as an extension of the bookcase and display other projects. Finally, to the right, a piece of furniture was made to accommodate large format paper and posters, stationery, a cutting area and a coffee corner.
We used the colors from the company’s branding in order to emphasize the architecture of the space and create a nod to the name of the company which means fire station in French.
1. Montreal beer garden table
2. Metal racks were custom-made by Atelier Bo-Fer
3. Other furniture was custom made using plywood by Atelier BGE