Techne Studio
Tom Blachford
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct link
Think Task ChairSteelcaseThink® chair
O StoolDesign NationO Stool
Viola Meeting Room – HoffmannThonet
Molloy Bench, Hay CactiCult
Last Splatter Stool, Gear Candle Holder by New Works, Isobella Chair, Sander TableDistrict
Toio Floor LampEuroluce

Product Spec Sheet
Think Task Chair
O Stool
Viola Meeting Room – Hoffmann
by Thonet
Molloy Bench, Hay Cacti
by Cult
Last Splatter Stool, Gear Candle Holder by New Works, Isobella Chair, Sander Table
Toio Floor Lamp

Techne Studio

Technē Architecture + Interior Design as Architects

We wanted to create an open arrangement between front and back of house, the ability to fully immerse visitors into our work environment. The reception area as a ‘hospitality moment’ (café/bar feel), disarming but inviting for visitors, active and social, but also high impact and theatrical. A big main meeting room and numerous other meeting options for smaller private and informal meetings. Pin boards running the length of the office are essential to the team’s design process, encouraging dialogue and acting as a communication mechanism to the broader team. Desks have minimal screening to promote ‘cross desk’ communication for collaborative purposes. Textural furniture choices such as marble meeting table paired with cane-backed chairs showcase unique design yet are perfectly suited to both formal and casual meetings in a creative and collaborative environment.The workshop is a unique feature of our office which celebrates bespoke hand-crafted design and embodies the directors motivation to ‘create’ and test ideas.

The design seeks to express our practice’s philosophical goals in a physical form while providing an inspiring workplace for the creative team and our clients with a key focus on our work in the hospitality sector and social place-making. Joinery elements, while needing to be rigorously detailed, functional and practical for an architectural studio, have given us the opportunity to experiment with sculptural, architectural forms and tactile material selections including Oregon timber and waxed raw steel. These elements are appropriately proportioned for the long narrow space and the plan was developed to minimise costly changes to the existing elements, which have been embraced as part of the design. Sit to stand desks have been installed as standard for all staff to improve comfort and well-being.

Material Used :
1. Viola Meeting Room Carpet – Whitecliffe Imports – Keystone Cut Pile, 7100-469 Lapis
2. Peach Meeting Room Rug – Whitecliffe Imports – Keystone Cut Pile, 7100-361 Cinnabar
3. Carpet Tile Level 1 – Godfrey Hirst – Infusion, 792 Onyx Pearl
4. Viola Room Lamp – Arancini Lamp – By Moda Piera (in brass and Italian travertine)
5. Wall lights at reception (over communal tables) – Lamp De Marsais – Finish Grey
6. Wall light (behind reception) – Rich Brilliant Willing - Crisp
7. Lighting Level 1 – Light Project – Lona 600 Pendant – Black finish
8. High stools at reception (communal tables) – Cafe Culture Insitu – O Stool – Black timber seat, black steel frame
9. High stools Level 1 (communal table) – Cafe Culture Insitu – O Stool – Bask Everett (supplier Kvadrat Maharam) powder coat frame Brunswick Green
10. Peach Meeting Room Chairs – Living Edge – Eames Plastic Chair
11. Desk Chairs – Steelcase – Think Task Chair
12. Viola Meeting Room – Thonet – Hoffmann – Natural timber, rattan back, leather seat (Pelle, Nevada Jersey 4011)
13. Viola Meeting Room Marble Table – Signorino Viola honed – Base – Living Edge Herman Miller Eames Segmented Base
14. Reception Bench / Bar / Communal Table – By Builder – Oregon recycled dry boards
15. Viola Meeting Room Fabric Curtains – Kvadrat Maharam – Rocket 781
16. Viola Meeting Room Pin Board – Cube Pinnacle

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New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’
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New Rome /EUR Convention Centre and Hotel ‘the Cloud’

Hotels and Cultural Centres
Rome-Eur, Italy - Build completed in 2016
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