Associated Weavers

Sector: Carpet Manufacturer
Location: Halifax
Scope of Works: Furniture

The Client:
Associated Weavers (AW) is one of the biggest producers of tufted broadloom carpet in Europe. The company is headquartered in Ronse, in East Flanders, Belgium. They export to over 55 countries and have sales offices in the United Kingdom and Germany

The Brief:
Ben Johnson were recommended to provide the interior design and furniture supply for AW new office in Halifax. Working closely with the project team to deliver their vision for the building within the desired budget.

The Challenges:
As part of their internal research, AW had spent a lot of time reviewing clients and suppliers premises. Product quality was very important to them together with wanting to provide a separate kitchen/breakout area for employee breaks and informal meetings

The Solution:
Ben Johnson arranged for AW to visit a number of their clients in the local area so they could see the proposed furniture in situ and make decisions on which products were right for their business. AW picked a bench solution with a high spec desk mounted screen positioned back to back and side to side for increase user privacy. They spent a lot of time evaluating task chairs, finalising on the Senator Ecoflex Task chair with a contrasting seat pad. A key design feature was the breakout area, with a mixture of conventional dining seating, booth seating and high seating to create a choice of seating zones.
The AW brand offered a great choice of colour palate, and the scheme was made by the designers choice of finishes. Colour was used subtly in the open plan area, and more vibrantly in the breakout area, right down to the contrasting orange and green electric modules in the booth areas. A great project that Ben Johnson are proud to be part of.

Associated Weavers had been in its current premises for twenty five years, most of the furniture had been in place from day one and a decision was taken that when we moved we would take no existing furniture. I was keen to furnish our new building with something that reflected the business we are today, we have a very modern, clean image, a market leader in our industry. I contacted Emma at Ben Johnson, Emma took away plans of our layout and even gave some helpful advice on how we could make improvements. Emma arranged site visits to a couple of local furniture suppliers and installations to get some ideas on what look we were looking for. From start to finish the project was handled very well, the end result was fantastic as you can see by the pictures. We receive lots of compliments on the new office and how it looks.I would not hesitate in recommending Ben Johnson and should future opportunities arise would use them again.

Simon Lewyckyj, Commercial Manager: Associated Weavers
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