** Apr 18: Proud Winners of the British Council for Offices Scottish Regional Innovation Award 2018 ** for the following project: International spirits company, Edrington Distillers, makes some of the world’s best known whiskies including The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park, along with Brugal Rum and Snow Leopard Vodka.
Form Design were appointed as the Lead Design Consultant for their new Headquarters in Glasgow city centre. 100 Queen Street is a recently renovated, seven storey, multi-tenant office building of which Erdington occupy the top four floors. Edrington wanted an office which reflected their brand, and Form Design worked closely with them to get the right aesthetic, through imagery and sketches, early in the design process.
The top floor, which has stunning views over Glasgow, houses the client-facing areas, with a large working bar, tasting room and meeting rooms. The other three floors are dedicated to staff open-plan working spaces, each of which has a central project space with bespoke display areas and writable and pinable surfaces reflecting the brand teams. A large tea-prep on the middle floor, with exposed ceiling, sliding garage door and table tennis table, provides a space for all the staff to come together and relax.
The material and colour palette of oak, exposed brick, reclaimed timber, copper, burnt orange, mustard and dark blues was carefully chosen to evoke the sense of brand throughout the spaces.