2,000 Sq Ft
Interior Design, Furniture Procurement, Project management, CAT B Construction, Space Planning
Sprints capital is an investment firm providing partnership and capital for fast-growing technology-enabled companies. As a company, they are highly discerning and forward-thinking in their outlook and ethos. When contracted to design their new office space on Duke of York Street, London, we were asked to play around with the existing structure and design something completely different; a space that would work with the advantages of the architecture of the building. The client told us they wanted a home away from home, referencing the fabulous Ett Hem Hotel in Stockholm. We were shown a single image of an interior and were told that the brief was high-end, but not luxurious.
We set out to create a space that you walk into and instantly think, ‘Okay, this is a bit different!’ You walk the route, past the artwork – and they are really into their art – and into this beautiful, open space. The ceiling in the entrance space is comprised of Brooklyn tin tiles, which we brought in from the States. We’ve added simple, yet interesting lighting elements.
Beginning with a series of mood boards for the client, showing different colours, tones and textures – we then developed this into a final scheme that featured warm metals, with blacks and neutral hues and tones. Sprints liked the fact that everything was elegant, clean, calm, and came together well – nothing was too overwhelming.
We specified materials and furniture that captured the spirit of the client – a tangible manifestation of the business’s direction. Some of the seating elements are Scandinavian – as is some of the lightings – but the rest just has that whole ethos of Sprints about it; that simplicity, that elegance, brightness. We wanted to add beautiful decoration to the space as well as functionality.
We used brass within the lighting elements and wooden, herringbone flooring, and then applied simple greys for the finishes. Sprint Capitals’ love of books has always been made evident to us, so we have incorporated bookcases throughout, the books also add colour to the overall scheme. Every time a client comes here, they give them a book. The design draws people through the space, amplifying the benefit of the natural light and views that the building lends.
“As a whole, we are incredibly happy with the work DSGN delivered, from the overall build, right down to the small details within the design that captured our brand and company ethos so succinctly.”Sprints Capital