The Shard, London
Contributing to the suitably prestigious interior of Duff and Phelps’ new offices in the Shard, an impressive Skyfold vertical-rising partitioning system has been installed by Style, allowing the boardroom to be divided into two separate areas at the press of a button.
This is the first commercial fit-out within the iconic Shard building and leading global finance company, Duff and Phelps was looking to create a refined and sophisticated office on the 14th floor. Style worked with architects Gensler and Paragon Interiors to deliver a partitioning solution that is not only an incredibly effective acoustic barrier but also offers that wow-factor, as it descends silently from within the ceiling cavity.
Style is the exclusive UK partner to Skyfold and, over the last 10 years, has installed this unique moveable wall in a number of prominent commercial offices throughout the capital, including in the head offices for Gensler themselves.
Taking up zero floor space when not in use, Skyfold unfolds from the ceiling to create a firm wall that offers exceptional acoustic privacy up to an unrivalled 59dB Rw. With an almost limitless range of finishes available including stretched fabric, wood-veneers and even screen-printed images, design creativity is unsurpassed.
“We were thrilled to be involved in the Shard’s first commercial-fit out”, said Julian Sargent, Style’s Group Managing Director. “Style is well respected in London for our work with many major corporate clients and we are held in high esteem for the quality of our project management, health and safety record and overall working practices.”
“In a building such as the Shard, these vital ingredients were extremely important and our selection was not just to do with our range of moveable wall solutions but the quality of our people, processes and practices when on-site.”
A second Skyfold is soon to be installed in the Shard, this time for South Hook Gas who was suitably impressed by the partitioning system during an inspection of the Duff and Phelps fit-out.