GALLERY | Interior design firm unveils striking new space at Royal Albert Dock law firm office
An emerging interior design consultancy has unveiled a striking new workspace at Taylor Wessing’s Royal Albert Dock office.
‘kin was appointed to work on the permanent home of the global law firm in the Edward Pavilion building in May 2019. Work began on the 12,500 square foot space at the end of September 2020 and was successfully completed despite challenges created by the pandemic.
The North West Company delivered an interior that features cutting-edge technology and a space that promotes teamwork and collaboration against the backdrop of images from the National Portrait Gallery, which the company sponsors.
Matt Holmes, ‘kin design director’, says: “Our task was to provide functional space while allowing for what we call a ‘voyage of discovery’. The layout and flow of the space were based on principles of navigation in an art gallery.
The works of art are exhibited in the new offices. The images include the recipients of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Photographic Prize, who act as visual markers around the space. Others come from the National Portrait Gallery’s “Hold Still” exhibition, a series of photographs taken between May and June 2020 that created a unique collective portrait of the UK during the first lockdown.
Saleem Fazal, partner of Taylor Wessing and head of the Liverpool office, adds: “We are looking forward to moving into our new space. Our Liverpool team play a vital role in continuously improving the way we provide legal and business services to our clients and the new space perfectly reflects our aspirations and values.
Alongside the Taylor Wessing project, ‘kin also won the contract for The Capital from Trinity Investment Management on Old Hall Street.
Matt adds, “These are really exciting times for us, despite the events at the start of last year that delayed projects. We are very happy to have been able to shake things up in recent months.
“The designs of Taylor Wessing and The Capital are very different, but the work we do for each one is true to the design values we stand for at ‘kin. Before conception, we work with various user groups to really get to know the business. This always creates a much better, intuitive space for the client’s needs.
“As a bespoke design company we are able to bring that personal touch and we really care about every project – it’s a passion for us, we are excited about every new potential project. “
Launched in 2018 by designer Matt Holmes, “kin takes pride in its approach to design, believing that it’s not just about shaping a physical space, but creating a way of life.”