CNBC, the world leader in business and financial news, started broadcasting from its brand new studio facilities at its European headquarters in London on the 9th of May 2011. Working alongside our southern partners we acted as interior design consultants and office furniture suppliers for this prestigious network. The scheme needed to be imaginative, striking and yet still functional.
To give the space a modern, creative feel we introduced frameless glass walls to the reception area, creating a light open atmosphere and giving visitors the illusion of actually sitting in the studio itself. To this area we also added soft, welcoming seating in the form of the stylish ‘eye’ chair, in striking green and black, giving the ‘wow’ factor when you step out of the lift on to the floor.
In the main office area we worked on furniture layouts, specifying desk shapes and sizes that would promote interaction and improve efficiency between groups of people who work closely on a day to day basis. Due to the opening up of the floor space to accommodate the ‘live’ studio, much more of the office would be visible when live on air, so extensive cable management was needed to ensure the desk areas looked tidy and as efficient as possible. Individual desks were fitted with cable trays below and screen mounted monitor arms above to create as many clean lines as possible.
A series of other soft seating areas were introduced, incorporating funky furniture in vibrant colours and practical finishes for easy maintenance.
Our works were completed in a phased approach over an eight week period. to see the plans please click CNBC.
The studio upgrade is the culmination of an 18 month period of development across the network’s international offices.