Element17 Element17 Executive Real Estate

  • Pou Auaha / Creative Director
    Rachel McPherson
  • Ringatoi Matua / Design Director
    Steve Rosling
  • Ngā Kaimahi / Team Member
    Tim Powell
  • Client
    Silverstar Developments

Executive Real Estate sells high end residential developments in New Zealand and Australia and leased a space on the first floor of Merivale Mall, Christchurch. With a space to work with totaling 150sqm the opportunity to create a warm commercial aesthetic for the business that didn’t look like a show home was key to the design brief. The desire was a space that reflected the quality of the offering and the comfort of home to put the companies’ clients at ease.
Not only a working office for the sales team but a meeting space for deals to be done and a celebratory space to say cheers once the paperwork has been signed.
Bronzed windows, spring larch stained a deep honey colour and burnished bronze door hardware where specified and key elements for the finish’s palette. Sensory care to the design was a key factor to the thought process. The touch and feel of the knurled cabinetry handles, the smell of lanolin from the handmade woollen pendant lights the soft music being played tying into the 1950’s photographic art chosen for the space. The option to celebrate a glass of wine or bubbles is also there and showcased in the wine display that was designed to create those separate spaces desired for the full use of the150sqm office space
A large slab of beautiful chocolate and gold marbleised stone catches the light and is cool to the touch. It is an anchor to the space. A tryptic CNC cut stylised bronzed map of Christchurch on the front of the offices represents the solid and long-term commitment to the location from the business.
3 different ceiling finishes in this boutique office showcase the level of detail that our client is willing to go to for their clients to show them what they can do when creating high level homes. Herringbone laid timber flooring matched with a basket weave commercial carpet tile further indicates the wide range of finishes available for selection. All the finishes chosen are a mix of commercial and residential fixture finishes and fittings to create a cohesive interior for this commercial space used to sell and celebrate high end residential property.