Parkside Clerkenwell Design Studio

Long-standing partners of Ripple, Parkside Architectural Tiles, approached Ripple alongside Architects Feix & Merlin, to help bring their vision of a light-filled, and engaging showroom, office and exhibition space to life, in their flagship Clerkenwell branch in central London.

Working closely with the architects and client, our teams helped to visualize the concepts with render and mockups, we then translated these concepts into functional pieces of equipment and furniture that would then be crafted in our in-house manufacturing facility.

Each component of the build was then delivered to the site and expertly installed by our fitters, whilst our account management team careful managed the whole project.

We hope that, together with Feix and Merlin, we have created a relaxed, creative space and a hub for the local design community, that helps to inspire everyone who uses it.

Akzo Nobel Customer Experience Centre

With hundreds of well-known and well-trusted brands under its belt such as Dulux, Cuprinol, Hammerite, Pollyfilla and many more, AkzoNobel are experts in making coatings, and chances are that you’re never more than a few metres away from one of their products. We worked closely with AkzoNobel and design agency, V2 Studios to help transform 6,400 square feet of space within the head office, into a high-tech customer centre for the business to showcase its brands. The new space allows retailers to immerse themselves in the customer experience and view product innovations before they go to market. The multifunctional environment was designed to inspire, educate and engage not only AkzoNobel customers but also its staff. The Ripple design team worked with V2 to interpret their concepts and then translate them into tangible products, furniture and displays. Following the sign off of our technical specifications, we then manufactured in-house and carried out the installation in Slough.

Parkside Design Studio Project

We’ve been working with Parkside for a number of years now, and recently posted about the London design studio that we worked on in 2019. Well, we’ve been working hard over the last couple of months with their internal teams to complete their head office design studio, based in Leicester.

The brief focused on creating an open plan, industrial-style space to showcase their large format tile samples along with a huge variety of different textures and colours, the studio features thousands of premium tile samples, but it has been designed in a way where it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Ripple was commissioned to design, manufacture and install the majority of the tile display units that you see here in keeping with the design and style of the rest of the fit-out, we worked closely with the internal design teams at Parkside along with a number of other contractors and studios, to help bring the project together perfectly.

Parkside has created full 360-degree internal tours of their studios that you can browse on their website, this includes both the recent Leicester projects and our last Clerkenwell job, have a browse in the following link.

https://www.parkside.co.uk/our-studios