Groupe Deschênes
Phil Bernard
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersTeknion
ManufacturersRouillard
Zetti Collection
Deconstructed FeltPatcraft
Pipeline CM2-pendantA-N-D
Vinyl, Biome, coul ST265 savannah ferraliteArmstrong Building Products
ManufacturersLDMA

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Zetti Collection by Rouillard
Deconstructed Felt
Pipeline CM2-pendant
by A-N-D
Vinyl, Biome, coul ST265 savannah ferralite
by Armstrong Building Products
Manufacturers
by LDMA

Groupe Deschênes

Conceptum International as Architects

Groupe Deschênes is one of the world’s largest distributors of plumbing, heating/ventilation, electrical and fire protection products. Founded in 1940 as a family-run business, Groupe Deschênes has been growing from generation to generation, acquiring other wholesalers throughout Quebec, Ontario and other Canadian provinces.
Owning the commercial building, Groupe Deschênes decided to take over the entire space and to refit its new offices in the building’s west wing. Conceptum advised and guided the company in the planning the interior layout, as well as in the design and construction process.

photo_credit Phil Bernard
Phil Bernard
photo_credit Phil Bernard
Phil Bernard

When art and interior design go hand in hand!

The company’s long-standing family roots and Mr. Deschênes Sr.’s impressive art collection influenced the project’s guideline: the canvas. The aim was to give the space a museum-like atmosphere by creating different zones for displaying the vast collection of paintings.
Moreover, to mirror the company’s area of expertise, we came up with the idea of highlighting the building’s structure and services, to provide a perspective similar to that of an art exhibition, as well as the glass walls of the Atrium and the blue frames of the closed rooms. This nod to art and plumbing accessories can also be found in the restrooms, where a unique and whinsical visual can be seen behind each cubicle door!

photo_credit Phil Bernard
Phil Bernard

Color also plays an important role in the common areas, thanks to an unexpected color palette. For example, the touches of red against the blue “sky” in the cafeteria create a clear line between the workspace and the living areas.
Location : 3901, rue Jarry Est, Montréal Line of business : Plumbing and Electrical Wholesaler Superficie : 13 150 pieds carrés Sectorr : Corporate

photo_credit Phil Bernard
Phil Bernard
photo_credit Phil Bernard
Phil Bernard
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