Using a combination of different flexible space solutions, Vedanta Resources Limited’s London offices achieves a boutique luxury, yet functional design concept. The result: a flexible, but stylish auditorium that could be adapted easily into smaller or larger meeting rooms with the versatility to have the whole area open into one grand space for Vedanta.
When deciding on a flexible space solution, Skyfold’s Zenith® became the clear choice. The design concept for Vedanta’s auditorium included an abundance of furniture ranging from the typical desk or conference table to plush sofas, inviting coffee tables and moody lamps. The Zenith’s narrow path of travel meant that the meeting rooms could be easily and discreetly sub-divided or enlarged without the nuisance of rearranging heavy furniture. As put by Julian Sargent, Managing Director at Style, “The way in which the Skyfold Zenith descends into such a narrow gap between the furnishes shows the true versatility of our products.”
Traditional acoustic movable walls were placed running along the length of the space to create a hallway of mirrors with pass-through doors leading to individual rooms created by three Skyfold walls to physically and acoustically separate meeting spaces.
The bottom rows of the Skyfold walls were given a grooved corian finish to replicate the ceiling detail; when the Zenith walls are stored overhead, the ceiling’s appearance is uninterrupted. The remaining rows are finished in a camel suede finish to complement the lush textures of Vedanta’s meetings rooms, turning these functional flexible space solutions into complementary design elements.