Bright prognosis

Forget the typically clinical look of most medical consulting rooms the interior of the new Ascot Park Orthopaedic Surgery reflects a more adventurous approach by Design Studio
Vibrant red and gray furnishings  enliven the couch, furniture, interior design, living room, loveseat, room, table, waiting room, red, gray
Vibrant red and gray furnishings enliven the reception area of the new Ascot Park Orthopaedic Surgery, the reversed pattern on the upholstered chairs provides an additional element of interest to the overall scheme, with spacious client waiting area.

Think doctor's waiting room, and you may well conjure up an image of faded pastel furnishings and 10-year-old magazines or maybe a more modern but clinical environment. But there's no written law that says consulting rooms have to be this way. Sometimes a more adventurous approach can lead to a much more dynamic space that can be enjoyed by both staff and patients alike.

For the new Ascot Park Orthopaedic Surgery in Auckland, the designers at Design Studio, a division of The Laminex Group, chose to enliven the reception area with vibrant red and grey furnishings.

Studio manager Sandi O'Neill says the designers wanted to create something a little different.


The built in cabinets feature Laminex low pressure ceiling, furniture, interior design, office, product design, brown
The built in cabinets feature Laminex low pressure laminate doors in the New Graphite. The Grass hardware includes full extension drawer runners.

"We wanted to move away from a look that, historically, has been very clinical. To create a funky, bold interior, we chose to complement neutral grey tones with a vibrant red accent. The reversed pattern on the upholstered chairs provides an additional element of interest to the overall scheme."

O'Neill says the space planning was a critical part of the Ascot Park project.

"The designer Suyin was faced with finding the optimum design solution for seven consultation rooms, and eight secretary stations, as well as the spacious client waiting area. All the design work was performed using 20-20 Design Technology Design Studio's preferred CAD software program. This allows us to present 3D colour render visuals to clients."

Vibrant red and gray furnishings  enliven the couch, furniture, interior design, living room, loveseat, room, table, waiting room, red, gray
Vibrant red and gray furnishings enliven the reception area of the new Ascot Park Orthopaedic Surgery, the reversed pattern on the upholstered chairs provides an additional element of interest to the overall scheme, with spacious client waiting area.

Walls in the surgery are painted in Resene Ebony Clay and Scarpa Flow. To complement these tones, the built-in cabinetry features Laminex low-pressure laminate in New Graphite with a flint finish. Desktops in high-pressure laminate are the same colour. Other products from The Laminex Group include Grass hardware, incorporating full-extension drawer runners.

For further information, contact Design Studio, 15 Bath St, Parnell, Auckland, phone (09) 303 9935, fax (09) 303 9934. Website: www.designstudio.net.nz. To contact The Laminex Group, phone 0800 303 606. Website: www.thelaminexgroup.co.nz.

Mar 28, 2008
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