Schneider MSEC

I am writing this letter of reference favoring Interiors for Change who have been a preferred supplier of Schneider Electric South Africa for some 5 years.

 

The i4C team have successfully managed two large Schneider projects comprising of office space of ca. 3 800sqm and 4 000sqm respectively. The “Schneider Academy” facility was a white shell project requiring a full tenant installation together with the installation of all associated services.

 

Our recent “Rainbow Hive” project, in Waterfall City, consisted of a new build, client specified, premises for which i4C was instrumental in the internal structural planning, designs and decorating. This association further proved i4C’s facilitation capabilities with architects, developers and other professional suppliers in the industry; ultimately delivering a state of the art office and business environment for our South African Head Quarters.

 

In all instances they have delivered corporate spaces, within budget and for which the final product always aligned with the concepts, images & story boards, presented and agreed to at design sign off.

 

I am comfortable and confident in recommending this company for its integrity, professionalism, creativity, and its ability to deliver projects on time. We continue our business relationship with the company as they are currently involved in the design (and relocation) aspects of our various branch offices around South Africa.

 

We wish i4C the best for a bright future, and also look forward to a continued business relationship with them.

 

Edgar Reynolds
Finance business control

Reception

The renovation of this building for the Mutualised Execution Centre was designed to be “A Great Place To Work” in line with the Schneider Electric Corporate Guidelines. Modern reception counter using stone and timber, with light box backdrop for signage. Lighting is was key with light wells and light boxes to create interest.

Coffee Area & Break Away Areas

80% of all ideas originate during interaction between people. Creating areas allowing teams to come together to interact beyond just business through events. Social areas promote work interactions that create common bonds & values, collective identity & productive relationships.

Cafe

Canteen

Colour, materials and light is used as tools to create healthy, uplifting environments. These spaces enhance people’s lives in the places they gather. The result is an efficient, collaborative and dynamic environment that promotes wellness and employee satisfaction.

Staircase

New staircase comprising of open timber treads and steel railings to reveal the activity below in the Lounge Cafeteria. Impromptu meeting places that support a COOL SITE are positioned close to the staircase, creating an Activated Staircase.

Formal & Casual Meeting Rooms

The challenge when designing offices is to create a balance between the places that focus on communication and those that focus on concentration. Technology drives workplace flexibility, key in these areas allowing for anywhere, anytime work.

Boardroom

Auditorium

Open Plan Desking

The furniture design to the open plan area allows for each user to have a desk & pedestal and consists mostly of benching style work settings. To create interest & solidify company values, a graffiti artist was used to illustrate company vision and values throughout the open plan.