Clarks shoes approached Cafe Reality at the beginning of 2017 with the vision to improve their canteen and staff breakout area. After an initial site visit and meeting, we presented them with two designs, a modern theme, and a heritage theme. The modern theme focused on clean lines and bright colours whereas the heritage theme touched on the Clarks story and was more relevant to the brand. The designs and visuals were presented to the Clarks team and the heritage theme was their preferred option.
We incorporated industrial style tolix chairs and high stools with real leather seat pads and a number of heritage style high tables and low tables made from authentic reclaimed wood. We decided to make use of the back wall by proposing fixed bonket seating which was made up of the same leather as the seat pads. Bespoke bar height tables were also featured to be used as a touchdown area for computer users, this again had the industrial and heritage look and feel.
We revamped the soft seating area with leather sofas and armchairs with coffee tables. The project was delivered on schedule and the feedback on the new dining hub has been extremely positive from the Clarks team. If you have a canteen or dining hub within your offices or workspace please do not hesitate to call us.