Peg Design is a leading interior design firm based in Cape Town.
Our focus is to create progressive interiors that reflect the distinctive values of our clients and their brands.
Peg’s team of accomplished designers delivers design solutions of a highly regarded standard, while endeavouring to translate our client’s distinct inspiration into the interiors and environments we create.
We are in an era in which we have the capability to collect and analyse information that gives us unprecedented insight into the mind-set of the people who ultimately inhabit spaces. We will use this information to better understand the impact design decisions have on the end users.
Tomorrow’s headquarters need to build culture and connect employees to the company’s purpose.
With so many people having choices in where they do their work — ranging from coffee lounges, hotel lobbies, or simply at home — we have higher expectations for what the work experience should feel like. Now we ask: What’s the draw to the workplace? What is the workplace’s new value proposition?
In a rapidly changing business climate, the most successful organisations are adapting their workplace strategies to focus on the needs of people. Experiences are key to defining human interactions.
There is a stronger sense of culture, which is reinforced by tangible links to the organisation’s mission and values.
The goal is to encourage employees to do more than simply show up for work. With a well-aligned branded work experience, they’re more likely to show up with enthusiasm. And when the experience clicks, then they’ll start to believe.
Brief extrapolation with regards to the current office management systems and future expectations.
- Management and staff interviews in a workshop environment.
- Assessing expectations and clarifying assumptions
Every space we design, for every function in life, has the chance to actually improve life, not just by how it looks, but by how it engages the senses. The spaces we design allow for socialisation, focus, or deep thinking, and they play a role in our human experience.
As people increasingly seek human connection, the most successful spaces are designed to offer more than space — they’re providing a lifestyle. Spaces that are infused with personality that prioritises not just pragmatic needs, but also great experiences.
Investigate the current “coffee-shop culture” aesthetic as a response to the 4th Industrial Revolution and the style’s relevance to your business.
Investigation of current office design trends with focus on the “agile” work environment and its relevance to the client brief.
“Going agile” is a management program for the office, this means that employees no longer have an assigned seat in the office. Every day they choose between a selection of stations, first come, first serve.
Agile and nimble work space is essential. That means more movable desks and a renewed focus on shared spaces with furniture that can be reconfigured very easily depending on needs. It also means supporting open plan office spaces with closed spaces. Research shows that there are three or four different ways in which people work on any given day, so we try to provide a mix of spaces — like client spaces, spaces for heads-down time, collaborative settings, and social settings.
Each station is configured with the same dual-monitor setup that plugs into laptops. The stations are intermixed within all departments. While similar, each station has slightly different characteristics: some are adjacent to windows, aisles, collaboration spaces, etc. Per policy, one cannot sit in the same station twice per week (in other words, no squatting). Giving up dedicated seating to be agile also means giving up filing cabinets and drawers. All agile employees have a locker to keep belongings.
The function of a desk/work station is replaced by a ‘work point’. This concept allows for limitless connectivity that facilitates genuine collaboration and results in a seamless experience.
Most companies benefit from spontaneous collaboration. It is a statement of trust
Once this information is collated the Peg Design project process is:
- Space planning
- Construction related items (partitioning, glazing, ceilings, painting, etc.)
- Floor finishes
- Electrics co-ordination and lighting specification
- Specialized joinery and furniture
- Signage and window treatments
- Air conditioning and ventilation co-ordination
- Consultation with TI service provider
- Moving of office contents to new premises
- Site supervision during the contract
Project coordination and procurement:
- Produce a budget document identifying the full scope of work
- Assist in procuring and sourcing the items
- Prepare and evaluate the quotation process
- Briefing contractors and suppliers in respect of project / client requirements
- Prepare a budget / bill of quantities for client sign off or appointed party
- Monitor and control cost within scope of agreed budget
- Providing a step by step construction and installation program to ensure reaching deadlines
- Contractors meetings to be structured and minuted
- Assessing all claims / invoices by suppliers and contractors
- Prepare supplier / contractor document for QS or client payment (where client is paying direct)
- Client project meetings to be structured and minuted
- Supply progress reports on project program
- Plan and manage the move process
- Quality control
- Control the snagging process