Interface and Manchester Pride

INTERFACE says it’s provided a vibrant, colourful flooring design for Manchester Pride’s city centre headquarters.

Taking inspiration from the colours of the rainbow flag – a prominent symbol for the LGBT community – the charity wanted to inject bright colours into the space to reflect the energy and enthusiasm of Manchester Pride’s employees.

‘The old office was a dull, grey and uninspiring place to work in,’ said Mark Fletcher, ceo, Manchester Pride. ‘We wanted a complete overhaul of the design to create an open-plan work environment with an eye-catching and inspiring interior design scheme.’

Following the refurbishment, an open-plan office featuring a desk and breakout area replaces the previous layout. For the main desk area, skinny plank carpet tiles from Interface’s Polichrome collection are laid in a herringbone format to create what is described as a bright, beautiful rainbow pattern.

The use of a grey Limestone colour-way from Interface’s Human Nature collection in the breakout area, is said to help achieve a striking contrast to the vibrant working zone.

The design, by Architectural studio, architecture:m, includes glass-fronted meeting rooms on either side of the combined desk and breakout spaces.

Mark Percival, director at architecture:m, said: ‘For such a positive and inspiring organisation, we needed a design that reflected its personality, and would create a real infectious buzz in the office.
‘The flooring scheme pulls the whole office design together, while helping to zone the small space, delineating the work and relaxation areas.

‘The bright Polichrome range reflects the creative energy of the organisation, while the deeper pile Human Nature collection breaks up the room, providing a subtler breakout area where staff can retreat and relax.’

Mark said: ‘Now, with support from Interface and architecture:m, we have a vibrant, versatile space that’s a pleasure to work in.

‘The design injects some much-needed colour into the office and our staff say the design even boosts their mood and productivity levels. We’re absolutely thrilled with the result.’
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