"The perfect showcase"
text Christian Bergeron - photo Stéphane Brügger2015 - 01 - 29
Burovision, award winner of "Office, under 5,000 sq. ft." category of Grands Prix du Design 2014
"Burovision called on the For. Design Planning team to partially redesign its offices space and to help it showcase more effectively the products it distributes. The aim was to be able to receive clients in surroundings that embody the spirit of the company. The spaces concerned by the project—elevator lobby, reception area and main meeting room—make up the public access areas of Burovision’s premises.
In this pure, eloquent layout, the eye is drawn to the Knoll furniture—Burovision is the sole distributor for Knoll in Quebec—and to the custom movable walls by DIRTT that Burovision also sells. Visitors therefore find themselves immersed in the aesthetic and complementary language of these two manufacturers. The special connection between the Knoll products and Burovision is highlighted by the presence of an oversize photo of Knoll’s founders, printed on glass panels. The streamlined decor efficiently provides all the space Burovision needs to display these superior products and communicate their timeless qualities.
The jury was unanimous in its praise of For.’s perfectly executed design, with its impeccable alignments, elegance and the way it reflects the design principles behind the Knoll furniture and DIRTT walls. Harmonious colours and materials are used to magnificent effect, with cleverly arranged lighting designed to bring out the texture of the surfaces and finishes on display."