wolverine europe LTD
Size of Company
Wolverine Europe is a division of Wolverine World Wide - an American footwear global brand known for its brands, Wolverine Boots and Shoes, as well as its subsidiaries such as Hush Puppies and Merrell. The company spans approximately over 200 countries and territories and employs over 3600 people worldwide.
Location of company
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.
Type of Company
Wolverine Worldwide is one of the world's leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children's and uniform footwear, apparel, and accessories.
Transforming a sterile and used central tea point into a new kitchen that should be welcoming, practical and a social space for employees to meet and have informal chats. The kitchen had to reflect the brand and culture of the company too.
Design Challenges & Considerations
We worked very closely with the client throughout the entire project, which allowed us to be collaborative, bold in design choices and ultimately meets the client’s expectations. We chose black for the kitchen walls, including the ceiling, which enabled us to create an ambient atmosphere and incorporate the brand of the company too. Bold dark colours can work well when natural light is not available. Because the space didn’t have natural daylight, the artificial lighting became one of the most critical aspects, allowing us to transform the kitchen area.
We had the challenge of refurbishing the kitchen, while employees were still making use of the space and its appliances. So the project was carried out in two stages, and we worked on fitting out the kitchen outside working hours. The styling of the kitchen was rustic and quirky using materials such as natural wood, white surfaces and metallics that complimented well the ambience.
Key Project Achievements
We were able to find a design solution within the allocated budget that met the look and feel of the client’s expectations. We transformed a basic kitchen into a modern and contemporary tea point that became the central hub of the business.