Regional Plunket Hub, Whanganui/Manawatu

Plunket needed a welcoming, homely facility to host groups, facilitate interaction between new parents and provide clinical services. We undertook this fitout of an existing building for them, reorganising the spaces to better suit their needs and ensuring the building was warm and modern. The relatively neutral fitout is enhanced by bright hexagonal carpet squares emphasising Plunket’s logo colours – and they’ve proven to be a magnet to small children! The space is now bright, colourful and presents a relaxing, enticing space for new mothers to safely allow their babies to play while chatting to others or to take part in classes, playgroups or nurse appointments. A radical change from the old, drafty facility – and playgroups are now at┬ámaximum capacity!

Library Reinvigoration, Whanganui

When we were commissioned to provide a new, fresh colour palette for Whanganui’s public library, we worked with the colours of the Kereru, native pigeon – and created a brave impressionistic design which swirled from blues and greys to pinks and turquoises, and back again across the 400m/2 open floorspace, using Inzide’s commercial carpet range. The tired ceiling skylight panels were reinvigorated with bright colours, as were the walls. A fast track project that we project managed successfully as a round-the-clock operation with local contractors to enable the library to reopen after only 14 days’ closure.