Office Fit-Out

An Office Fit for company by Liana Slussareff

It’s often said in conversation that doctors have the worst health and dentists the worst teeth, ones of those pseudo-facts that when repeated enough is just accepted as truth. These broad statements generalise the idea that whatever your profession, no matter how good you are at it, your motivation to practice what you preach is generally lacking. Well, that may not be the case for all those poor medical practitioners who are unfairly judged as being unhealthy or unhygienic - though I’m sorry to say that until recently it was in-fact the case for our own office/factory space in that the design of it (or lack thereof) was the big elephant in the room that everyone was staring at. 

Not anymore!

It will come about slowly as it is honestly due to our increasing workload and not lack of motivation that has enforced the neglect of our office refurbishment. However with stage one complete it is with pleasure that we can now reveal a little snippet of what we have going on at Tint Design.

Precision Cut frost and vinyl cut text are two fairly common requests among those who are looking to spruce up a workplace, create a bit of privacy, or simply add a bit of something to a space on a budget. So, the first section of our office face-lift comes by way of layered precision-cut texts and graphic design applied to two of our main office and meeting spaces. The hex-pattern is a long-time crowd pleaser and we thought that an example of how different scaled text layered through the design on the opposing side of the glass would be a great example of how to customise a design for your own space.

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Size Matters by Liana Slussareff

In the context of design, scale is the the broad term used to describe the relationship between two or more objects. In our everyday lives we instinctively use what can widely be referred to as ‘human scale’ which basically translates to how we compare things to our own size, for example, how many times in your life have you been in need of a tape measure and, without one handy, stood next to something and marked a point on your body for reference? “it was roughly shoulder height” etc. 

Populating our work and home environments with objects that are relatable in scale to our own size makes us feel instinctively more comfortable as our brains are not challenged by the disproportionate relativeness of multiple objects. That's not to say however that the uniform and ‘average’ size of everything is good design, it’s quite the contrary. Manipulating scale is one of the fundamental building blocks of being a good designer as it is with the creative and well executed use of it that can really make or break the design of a space. 

Emphasising or exaggerating the scale of something within a space will undoubtedly draw your attention to that area within moments of entering a room. That is why, within a good design, you will often find that the feature element of the space, be it an oversized lighting fixture or bold patterned wallpaper, is often situated where the proprietor wants to draw your attention first. With this in mind it was important to us to be able to offer our clients a diverse Design Range that can be manipulated in both scale and colour so that the end user can use our patterns as templates that with a bit of creativity and manipulation will transform into a unique design that is custom built for an individual space. 

So whatever your design situation, remember that the use of scale within the execution of a design can play a huge part in how people will respond to your space.