A recent consulting suite fit-out by In Design International – happy patients, happy client.
Our brief was to ensure the reception area for a busy surgeons consulting rooms felt warm, inviting, calming and comfortable for patients while they waited for their appointments. To inspire patients’ wellbeing, we subtly touched on the ‘5 elements of design wisdom’ being – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal & Water. (Solid timber table tops, rich flame-coloured artwork, decorative potted plants, white powder coated steel table bases & polished chrome chair legs all sitting on a sea of existing black carpet!)
With limited space to create some magic, it was vital to make selections that were simple, stylish and understated in order to trick the eye into believing we had a spacious comfortable non-confronting room.
Slimline, deep quilted leather guest chairs with polished chrome legs, provided the solution to achieving maximum seating capacity whilst also adding texture and depth to the otherwise 4 flat walls. In the centre of the waiting room, we placed a large round timber top coffee table with a white powder coated steel base. This was a practical solution for both the storage of reading material and to enable physical circulation. Natural grass weave wallpaper was applied to an existing reception counter façade while overhead cabinets were re-painted and decorated with various sized clusters of potted greenery. Splashes of colour came via the incredible photographic artwork of Isamu Sawa and the stunning purple glass and copper table lamps with black shades.