Nest Home Loans
The new branch of Nest Home Loans in Tauranga is the first of its offices to showcase an updated brand and interior design identity, using Kingston carpet tiles from Advance.
The boutique space has been developed into four areas by Hamilton’s Designwell. The reception and waiting area houses a wooden replica house frame in the company’s signature orange, and is separated from the staff and client areas by a large glazed partition, creating an open and welcoming environment.
In these spaces, Kingston carpet tiles are used to enhance the design aesthetic. ‘The brand has a strong orange component,’ says senior designer Eduardo Assis, ‘and the carpet needed to backdrop that, so we went with grey – multiple greys.’
The constraints of a compact floor plan inspired the designers to be creative, using the carpet tiles in a pixelated motif that would harmonise the different workstations and private meeting spaces.
‘There was no opportunity to create a hierarchy of circulation, so we worked with the palette in an impressionist way,’ says Assis. ’We wanted to keep it subtle and not saturate the work areas with colour.’
For Designwell, comfort and noise reduction were also important considerations when choosing a flooring solution. ‘We wanted a residential feeling, to be more comfortable for clients,’ says Assis.
Carpet is good acoustically, which was a major requirement in this project, particularly in the private client meeting rooms. With their comfort backing, Kingston carpet tiles provide up to 26dB of sound absorption, making them ideal for acoustic separation in compact environments.
Kingston carpet tiles are available ex-stock from Advance in a range of 11 colours.
Project: Nest Home Loans
Product: Kingston carpet tiles
Photographer: Mark Scowen