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University of Auckland Info Services

University of Auckland
Information Services

PROJECT OVERVIEW

University of Auckland wanted to trial a new concept in front-of-house information services and chose BFG to bring their initial design concepts to reality. Working closely with the architect and UOA, we came up with an initial prototype concept for review and approval.

The curving of the timber veneer panels to the concierge desk presented many challenges for our team to overcome, but the end result looks amazing.

 

FEATURES

Architect: Architectus

Project Manager: University of Auckland

Seating: Custom ottomans

Tables: Luca tables

Joinery: Veneer credenza unit, custom designed concierge desk, veneer wall mounted leaner

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University of Auckland Alfred Nathan House

Fit out heritage office building for University of Auckland

University of Auckland
Alfred Nathan House

PROJECT OVERVIEW

While we have worked on many projects with the University of Auckland, this one was extra special as it was the refurbishment of the Vice Chancellors offices in the historic building, Alfred Nathan House.

The furniture pieces selected, such as the veneer cabinetry and leaners, were chosen for their natural timber finish and to match with the heritage classic feel of the building. We also refurbished some of the existing original, solid wood tables from Alfred Nathan House to further retain the originality of the building.


FEATURES

Architect: Architectus

Project Manager: University of Auckland

Collaboration Furniture: ME2 single seaters,

Seating: Ergonomic chairs – Verve, ME2 seating

Tables: Criss Cross tables, Flip tables, Grove solid wood tables, Luca tables

Workstations: Link User Adjustable, Dane desks, screens

Storage: Tambour units

Joinery: Veneer credenza unit, refurbished tables

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Unitec

Unitec

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Unitec’s new student hub is designed to provide a unique centralised space that allows students to meet and study, both individually and collaboratively in groups.

BFG were selected to supply not only standard furniture items from our range, but also very unique and bespoke items for the fit out, such as the student study Waka Pods and the reception Koru Pod.

Our staff are extremely proud to have worked alongside Unitec to bring these items from a concept drawing, to a prototype scale model and into reality in a functioning environment. The Koru Pod spans an impressive 6 metres in diameter and 3.5 metres high.


FEATURES

Architect: ASC Architects

Project Manager: Unitec             

Tables: Luca tables with ply top, Trapper tables

Workstations: Dane Benching

Storage: Metal Mobiles

Joinery: Custom Koru Pod, Custom Waka student desks

Other Furniture: Monitor arms

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Whitireia New Zealand

Whitireia-fit out education provider

Whitireia

PROJECT OVERVIEW

BFG are proud to be part of this project, which includes mostly standard items, but also some highly bespoke items requiring many hours of consultation, shop drawings and prototyping to get right.

The ability to have our design team consult with the client, then proceed to fabricate and prototype non-standard, bespoke furniture items was seen as a huge advantage by Whitirea. They also appreciated our ability to perform to tight delivery deadlines.

Throughout the building there is a strong use of high quality ply material, and this was transferred and used in the construction of the furniture.



FEATURES


Architect: CGM + Foster

Project Manager: Whitieria      

Joinery Furniture: Hairdressing stands, makeup artist storage units, ply top tables with power, moveable storage room dividers, gallery display walls