A home and a showcase
The 6 St Cross Street, London office of Oktra is not just home for the fast-growing and dynamic company but also a destination and showcase of office design for its customers. An exemplar of a modern, high-functioning workspace, the office’s basement was recently refurbished to accommodate a new materials library, meeting rooms and extra open plan desking for Oktra’s growing team.
Naturally, Oktra turned to its own highly qualified and experienced design team to create the new area. For its choice of flooring in desking, collaborative areas and meeting rooms, the team selected our Imperfection Bruut carpet planks.
Away from the norm
Dominic Dugan is Creative Director for Oktra and was responsible for the basement design:
“Our offices not only need to deliver a great place to work and collaborate for our colleagues, but also show clients how we understand the need to deliver office interiors that are agile, inspiring and responsive, as well as supportive, inclusive and effective. I chose new Imperfection Bruut from IVC Commercial because it helped us achieve exactly this.”
“The carpet plank’s shape is away from the square norm and its design is unique. It has enough depth and detail to stand alone but it can also be used in combination to define zones and will hold its own in refreshed spaces of the future. The colour palette is highly usable, and this was important. Not too flashy with an elegance that ensures longevity, and which appeals to visiting clients. It’s a well thought out product with a sustainable construction and a design that works for today’s high-quality office spaces.”
The perfection of Imperfection
Dominic Dugan selected two colourways of Bruut, using the mid-grey of 911 and the darker 959 to donate areas of activity and provide navigation through the basement area. A total of 595 m² of carpet planks were installed by Oktra’s own fit-out team.
As part of the Imperfection premium carpet tiles collection, Bruut is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi – embracing the beauty of the imperfect. It’s one of three designs available and has been created to emphasise the transience of materials through a textured effect. With ECONYL® 100% regenerated nylon and 94% recycled EcoFlexTM Echo backing, Bruut is made with sustainable materials and supports wellbeing through good underfoot comfort, impressively quiet acoustics and pure air quality.