Associated Weavers

 

The Brief

Ben Johnson Interiors were recommended to provide the interior design and furniture supply for the AW new office in Halifax. Associated Weavers had been in its current premises for twenty five years, most of the furniture had been in place from day one and they decided that they would take no existing furniture to the new premises. We worked closely with the project team to deliver their vision for the building within the desired budget. Product quality was very important, and AW wanted to provide a separate kitchen/breakout area for employee breaks and informal meetings.

 

The Solution

We arranged for AW to visit a number of our clients in the local area so they could see the proposed furniture in situ and make decisions on which products were right for the business. A bench solution was selected, with high spec desk mounted screens positioned back to back and side to side for increase user privacy. AW 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 our designers used colour 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.

Overview

Sector: Manufacturing
Location: Halifax
Size: 6,500sqft
Scope of work: Design & Furniture Supply

About 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.