Conceivably, it had to be a highly conducive and inspiringly innovative space for seamless collaboration. We chose to develop our design theme around ‘pixels’ – an element borrowed from and deeply integral to the client’s core business. We took the pixels up on the walls, and even onto the ceilings – the grandest rendition being that of the atrium, the make of which was unheard of in the market back in 2016. Furniture was designed to allow easy collaboration and in certain cases customised to be in tandem with the client’s identity.
Taking customisation further, the colour scheme was modelled on the seven SMPTE colour bars of the television test pattern. Meeting rooms bore visuals of knowledge-based shows, and other collaborative spaces that of entertainment shows and icons. Each floor had two pantries, the design, look and feel of which were again modelled on popular food & lifestyle shows and movies.
Coming to the building, the biggest transformation was to the reception area and the labs. We introduced a staircase in the former, installed an ‘evolution of the television set’ wall art, that led to the CEO’s cabin. Our Lab Design solutions concealed 80% of the wiring through smart furniture design and space planning. The bold colour scheme for the space allowed for easy visibility and better concentration.
At the end of this project, two significant things happened. One, the valuation of the building went up by INR 100 crore. And two, the design theme, approach and colour scheme that we conceived and executed became a design book to be followed by all of ARRIS’ 160 offices across the globe. The client has been with us ever since.