费卡洛斯座椅设计公司为高端座椅设计制造企业 ，同时也设计可移动公共座椅系统，近期，由Miriam Castells Studio事务所为该公司设计了一个新的设计中心。全新的设备成为该公司新产品设计和开发的核心，也符合企业的形象。室内改造过程需要考虑该场地的最终目的，即新的设计空间需要让人感受到座椅市场的走向，消费者和设计的需求，以及要展现费卡洛斯新产品时代的各种材质和成品。
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.
▼建筑外貌，the full view ©José Hevia
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.To give the whole space more natural light, the project redesigns the main entrance access. Originally, it was opaque metallic in corporate red and is replaced by an iron and glass on which is printed the Design Centre graph. The entrance angles towards the interior which invites the user to enter.
▼玻璃门为室内提供自然采光，the galss door provides natural lights for the architecture©José Hevia
For that purpose, the pillar and metal truss structure, roof skylights, windows openings and concrete pavement have been preserved. At the same time an open space loft comprising a new matte white metal structure and a composite metal deck is created. The ground floor spaces are delimited by glazed pine wood frames.The space is divided into 2 floors. The lower one houses a historic and current product showroom, a meeting room, the photography set, the model workshop and the office and bathrooms area. On the upper floor is the open space studio, open to the whole. At entrance level, the original industrial concrete flooring hosts the showroom area. The brand’s iconic designs are on display on minimal pine wood shelves. The latest news is exhibited on a white platform with geometric shapes.
▼混凝土地板，金属构架及立面开窗被保留，the metal truss structure, roof skylight,window openings and concrete pavement have been preserved©José Hevia
▼门厅右边为摄影棚，the photography set is on the right©José Hevia
▼会议室位于大门右边楼梯前，in front of the stairs, just on the right side of the door, the meeting room is located.©José Hevia
▼最新产品陈列在几何陈列架上，the latest news is exhibited on a white platform with geometric shapes©José Hevia
▼会议室陈列/木质陈列架摆放经典设计产品，displays in the meeting room/the wood shelf display the iconic products©José Hevia
When leaving the showroom behind, the space is divided into three zones of identical proportion: the office area and bathrooms, the model workshop and the photography studio. The access doors to these spaces follow the discourse of the main entrance door, with large glazed woodwork frames which provide natural light and harmony to the whole space. In front of the stairs, just on the right side of the door, the meeting room is located.
▼木框玻璃墙让各功能隔间更加通透， large glazed woodwork frames which provide natural light and harmony to the whole space©José Hevia
▼模型工作室， the model workshop©José Hevia
Climbing up the stairs we find the design studio floor. It is an open space which is enclosed by a parapet of concrete blocks completed by a pine wood handrail, acting as a balcony from which the lower floor can be viewed. The dominating piece in this room is the large white working desk, and like other spaces, the ancillary furniture is made in pine wood.
▼通往二层的台阶，stairs to the upper level©José Hevia
▼二层平面，the second floor©José Hevia
▼巨大的白色工作台成为二层空间焦点，the large white working desk becomes the core©José Hevia
▼一层平面图，first floor plan
▼二层平面图，second floor plan
LOCATION: Lliçà d’Amunt, Barcelona, Spain 2016
Miriam Castells, Interior Design
Joaquim Rigau, Architect
Núria Moliner, Architect
Riaz Forghani, Architect
260m2 Ground Floor
110m2 First Floor
YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016
CLIENT: Figueras International Seating
STRUCTURE: CONSTRUCCIONES METÁLICAS AGOR S.L.
ENGINEERING: URBANS TBA
LIGHTING DESIGN: MIRIAM CASTELLS STUDIO
GRAPHIC DESIGN: RUBIO ARAUNA STUDIO, GRAPHIC DESIGN
FLOORING: EUROQUÍMICA – Aliphatic Satinated Polyurethane
WALLS: TBA RETAIL – Pladur
CARPENTRIES: TBA RETAIL – Natural Melis Pinewood/ CORTIZO – aluminum carpentry.
ROOF: Projected polystyrene and painted with intumescent painting AZKO NOBEL INTERNACIONAL, thickness calculated according to the mass 736-943 microns.
KITCHEN: TBA RETAIL – Natural Melis Pinewood
BATHROOMS: CATALONIA CERÁMICA
RECEPTION DESK AND AUXILIARY FURNITURE: Natural Melis Pinewood
LIGHTING: RIB, Industrial Electrical Installations
TECHNICAL INSTALLATIONS: TBA RETAIL S.L.
AIR CONDITIONING: Mitsubishi Electric
AIR CIRCULATION: Soler & Palau
AIR DIFUSSION: Madel
GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS: RUBIO ARAUNA STUDIO, GRAPHIC DESIGN
PHOTOGRAPHY: JOSÉ HEVIA