REN Technologies India Ltd. is a service oriented company that provides its customers with various design applications on different types of mediums based on the end usage. The applications range from creating patterns, textures, CNC jaalis, 3D printing, digital printing on paper, wood, stone, tiles, glass etc. The idea is to explore the various applications that are provided at REN Technologies and exploit the same to bring about the inherent character and reflect the identity of the company within the framework of the interior design.
Concept and Ideology
A variety of un-conventional materials are used in the design of the office space. Brick tiles are used for the feature wall behind the reception at the entrance lobby that also serves as the backdrop to the displayed artwork. Bamboo is used in the false ceiling to add levels in the spatial volume of the rooms. The false ceiling further adds a natural texture to the interior space. Jute ropes are used in conjunction with wood and bamboo that serve the purpose of tying various members and also add aesthetic value to the template. Different sizes and colors are used on cardboard rolls are used to design lamp shades that are suspended in the double height areas.
All the machinery and print media that is used at REN come packaged in wood plank boxes. This wood is re-used in the false ceiling of all the public areas including the reception lobby, conference rooms and director cabins. Fabric screens and jaalis are custom made to match the overall design of the space and are used as visual partitions for all private cabins. The flooring is kept simple with the use of jaisalmer stone that adds a bold backdrop to the overall composition. Apart from these materials, conventional materials like glass, gypsum, wood, plywood etc. are used to support and provide detail to the whole theme.
The interior theme uses highly textured walls, bold color on the floors and CNC cut screens and boards to design various surfaces. Coupled with texture and color, the interior design comprise a variety of un-conventional material like bamboo, recycled packaging wood, exposed bricks, jute ropes and MS sections.
Through exploitation and experimentation with a variety of mediums, colors and textures, the identity of the company gets reflected within the framework of the interior design theme.
Planning and Design
The scope of project is spread over three floors (Basement+Ground+Mezzanine) with the basement primarily used as the storage facility, CNC machine work, and small demonstration halls.
The ground floor serves the critical purpose of the whole space and is used for demonstration of various products and accessories that are designed at REN. The main lobby at the entrance has a double height that is further accentuated with an elemental cantilevered staircase, suspended light installations, double height exposed brick tile wall and a wood-metal false ceiling. Demonstration halls are created as part of the ground floor that further add to the experience of the visitor. The floor is supported with meeting rooms, a director cabin and support utilities.
As part of the whole demonstration experience, the mezzanine floor is used for business purpose with conferences and meeting rooms taking up the major area of the floor space. The mezzanine floor is kept segregated from the visitor?s area and is used primarily by the directors and other high-profile people working at REN.