Figueras International Seating, the company specializing in the design and manufacturing of high-end fixed seating and movable seating solutions for public spaces, inaugurated a new Design Centre designed by Miriam Castells Studio.
The company wanted to update the facility at the core of all new product design and development, this coinciding in time with a renewal process of its corporate image.
The renovation had to consider the ultimate purpose of the centre which is, from this space, to study market trends, consumer needs as well as design, materials and finishes of Figueras new product generation.
The whole project had to be conceived around that idea. For the site of the Design Centre, an old warehouse was chosen, found in one of the factory premises, located in the outskirts of Barcelona, seeking to emphasize its “Industrial Design” tradition.
The connection between the different factory spaces creates a tangible union between the product design process and the product production process. In the same facilities are also found, in an adjacent building,
Figueras International Seating headquarters. In this context, the Design Centre’s concept seeks to preserve intact the space’s physiognomy and place a new module, non-invasive with the environment, where the new services needed by the client are found.
The project sought a luminous and ample space that dialogues with the rest of the facilities in a friendly way. Source and photos, Courtesy of Miriam Castells Studio.