Solid surface furniture for Stadtwerke Karlsruhe
Energy, warmth and water under a single roof. These are the core competencies of Stadtwerke Karlsruhe. The modern design of the rooms expresses the corporate colours and the desired appearance of the company. Teamwork must function smoothly for such a successful project.
25 benches made from LG Hi-Macs
A room concept has been created, “which promotes transparency, communication and teamwork, on the one hand, and provides places for retreat, on the other hand”. In an open space, 23 white bench elements form modern communication and quiet zones with plants. The seating islands are made by the specialist supplier Hasenkopf from the high-tech material Hi-Macs. The stipulated, rounded design vocabulary, realised as a seamless element, is predestined for solid surface. The spacious foyer also includes two benches made from Hi-Macs. The approximately 6 m long and curved elements were produced in the corporate colours white and blue. Kathrin Lewald and Mike Müller, project managers at Scope, explain: “Close attention was paid to the design of the customer reception areas in terms of the corporate identity of Stadtwerke Karlsruhe. In an increasingly digital age, the desire for spaces which can be experienced haptically and which impress with their spatial quality is growing.” Three reception areas made from white Hi-Macs and warm woods round off the appearance.
A perfect harmony is created by the solid surface Hi-Macs and the elegant wood of the reception counter.
The kitchenettes for employees are a meeting point and an oasis of peace at the same time.
Quality due to know-how in the production planning
For Hasenkopf, the order also includes worktops and wall unit claddings for kitchenettes, worktops for the mail room, other worktops for the coffee area, storage areas for trays, covers, high tables and water dispensers; all in the Hi-Macs colours of Ivory White and Black Granite. Project manager Sebastian Finkenbeiner gives the following explanation for why the teamwork between Westermann and Hasenkopf works so well: »At Hasenkopf, we know that our very high quality expectations are always optimally satisfied as a result of many years of experience in solid surface processing and know-how in production planning.«
Photos: © Nikolay Kazakov