When Trevor Honeyset, M.D. of Clicks decided to consolidate the various divisions of their operation it necessitated an extension to the current Head Office facility in Woodstock. Musica, one of the divisions, was operating from a building in Pinelands whilst other groups were in various buildings around Cape Town.
Trevor decided that it was time to put everyone under one roof and appointed an interior design firm to provide the design and space planning that would enthuse a change from their current ways of working.
t was decided that Clicks would go the open plan route, but unlike most installations they decided on bright and funky colours to bring some fun into the interior. After all, most of the employees were younger vibrant people, who needed to communicate and interact on a minute by minute basis. Putting people into separate boxes usually resulted in harmful communication breakdowns.
They were now going to work as interactive teams and exchange ideas in an open plan environment.
All Office was chosen to supply the furniture and we were asked to make a prototype for evaluation purposes.
Once involved with the project team, we were able to design the finer working details of the configurations to ensure that non-office furniture items could be accommodated in the workstations.
All Office provided solutions to specific requirements such as the power, data and voice cabling that had to be transferred from the ceiling to the various workstation clusters.
This was achieved simply and cost effectively by using wiring channels in the pedestals and credenzas as well as cable portholes and cable ducting fixed internally.
The worksurfaces were finished in folkstone grey with silver profiled edges and the roller doors used the wide silver slats from Rehau. The case goods were a bright salsa red and pugwash blue, a bold move and certainly a break from oak melamine.
Clicks was a fun project to work on and one which All Office was excited to be involved in. It was a pleasure to install something fresh, innovative and vibrant