Manchester Metropolitan University: Faculty of Humanities
Following on from our design work at the Manchester School of Art and MYRIAD faculties, we were delighted to be chosen to work again with Manchester Metropolitan University to re-design & furnish the public spaces within the Geoffrey Manton Humanities building at the All Saints Campus on Oxford Road.
The brief was to create comfortable, practical and versatile seating areas to accommodate the high volume of staff and students which pass through the building each day and to also function for a range of conferences and events. The building was originally very sparsely furnished and the Dean of the faculty was keen to create a big impact on entering the space. We also had to consider the requirements and function of the space when used for events and open days so we had to provide design solutions taking all of these things into account, allowing flexibility and reconfiguration. The general concept was to give each floor its own identity by way of colour but using certain key pieces throughout every floor for continuity.