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South Thames College


The brief

The brief from South Thames College to Scott Brownrigg, was to develop an existing approved design of a new building and to refurbish an existing Grade II listed building to a similar standard as the new building. The scheme was to provide a 50 year lifespan, and adapt the existing layout to meet the college’s curriculum requirements and modern college standards.

Scott Brownrigg Interior Design are working on the Phase Completion Programme providing South Thames College with high quality Interior Design and FF&E services, allowing the college to remain in occupation throughout the refurbishment.

Scott Brownrigg Interior Design specified KI’s Kite Table System, Matrix stacking chair and the Perry chair designed by renowned sculptor, Charles Perry. The KI furniture was purchased by Bridgend Office Furniture (BOF Ltd) within a package approved by the ‘Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium’ (SUPC).

We used Perry chairs from KI for visitors in the executive and Principal’s area due to the stacking feasibility, the durability and because they are comfortable to sit on, practical and flexible. We used Matrix chairs from KI in the classrooms as they were the most comfortable, have good back support and suit from the very tall basketball players to the very short – it suits all sizes without having to adjust the chairs.

Manong Lewis, Interior designer, Scott Brownrigg Interior Design

Matrix is a very successful chair for learning environments, as it is adaptable, manoeuvrable, works well with tables and floor finishes and is ergonomically correct. It is also simple and non-prescriptive in that it can be used for a variety of situations, and it could become ‘precious’ in the eyes of students, with the positive knock-on of them perceiving a high value being placed on their education.

Manong Lewis, Interior designer, Scott Brownrigg Interior Design

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