Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Saspirella extra mile

Julia going that extra Saspirella mile practicing her pinning skills for the "Pin it" graphics on a cork board wall for another Waitrose Office refurbishment project.  Only 5 days to go!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Saspirella team had a CPD session with Louise from Forbo flooring. Here are a few interesting facts:

  • Forbo will collect carpet tiles when they are being replaced and recycle them as long as it was their product. We must make sure the contractors are aware of this scheme in the future. 
  • Some of their product are made from recycled fishing nets!
  • They laser cut the tiles to reduce wastage.
  • Carpet tiles can receive a different BREEAM rating depending on where they are used! But most of the Forbo tiles are A or A+. Latte unfortunately is a B
Anyway thanks so much Louise for your time today.

John Lewis Head office reception toilets

 Is toilet Tuesday a good idea?

We think so as these very important spaces are often not celebrated.

This Saspirella design was implemented at the John Lewis Head office reception and includes a concrete sink supplied by Lowinfo and a beautifully zingy lime green door by Armitage Venesta.

Friday, 25 September 2015

CHAS Certificates renewed!

Today Saspirella received new CHAS certificates of Accreditation for the roles of Designer and Principal Designer under the new 2015 CDM regulations. Well done everyone!

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Waitrose Office Refurbishment in 2005!

It's Throwback Thursday again! Today we are celebrating a project completed 10 years ago this month!

This office interior refurbishment for Waitrose was completed in 2005. It included bespoke illustrated canvases, stunning Artemide glass pendants and the iconic Fritz Hansen Swan sofa and chairs upholstered in Kvadrat Divina 2. 

This project was the start of very many. Saspirella are still very proudly working on projects for Waitrose.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Our very lovely Michaela leaves us today after 5 years to go to Chapman Taylor in Manchester. We will miss you so very much! You have been amazing!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

The Ponsbourne Park Hotel - The Bistro - Part Two

Some more shots of the Ponsbourne Park Hotel Bistro.

The Ponsbourne Park Hotel - The Bistro

The Bistro at the Ponsbourne Park Hotel followed a few years after the main house was refurbished. It was created in response to the success of the Hotel which opened to the public in 2000.

The Ponsbourne Park Hotel in 2000 - Part two

I can not quite believe where the years have gone....... The Ponsbourne Park Hotel in 2000.

The Ponsbourne Park Hotel in 2000

Throwback Thursday to one of the very first interior design projects at the Ponsbourne Park Hotel for Tesco.

The hotel was in much need of a refurbishment to compliment the beautiful 19th century house and rural surroundings. A classic, stylish and elegant interior with sensitivity to the existing period details was needed.

It was previously used for staff training but after the refurbishment The Ponsbourne Park Hotel opened to the general public offering luxury accommodation and dining as well as training, conference facilities, weddings and hosting special events. It is now owned by the De Vere Group.

SMAS Certificate!

Saspirella have been awarded a Worksafe Consultant Membership Certificate as Principal Designer from SMAS for another year! Well done everyone.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Waitrose Office - Fritz Hansen chairs

These Fritz Hansen drop chairs add vibrancy, comfort and big personality to this Waitrose Office.

Waitrose Office - Breakout space

We created this breakout space with a huge table for spreading out artwork and ledges for displaying packaging in one of our designs for Waitrose.

Waitrose Meeting Rooms


We love the simple colour palette that we used at Waitrose Bracknell Campus Office. These meeting rooms are fresh and airy.

Joinery Details made by ISG. Detailed by Saspirella.

Magnetic display wall for those creative partners at Waitrose.

                                       We love the quality of the joinery by ISG.

Waitrose Library

We do not think we will ever lose the love for the great British BTC Titan pendant or the Vitra Eames Chairs.They added colour to our bright but somehow peaceful Library interior. One of our favourite Interior spaces of 2015. A perfect place to retreat with a book.

Waitrose Office Reception

                                                                 Before ...........

                                                                                                       ............. and after!

Reception Lighting

Quick way of illustrating options for lighting the reception. These Moooi Random lights were finally selected for this Waitrose Bracknell Campus office.

Waitrose Reception, Library and Office

Saspirella visited this building in 2008 in order to consider what to do with the interior design in order to create some new office space for Waitrose at their Bracknell campus.

This was a complete refurbishment as it was completely stripped back when we got there. Now completed we thought we would share some shots of how it was before. 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Elival Fashion Incubator

This African, Moroccan and Indian inspired clothes shop was one of our favourite projects. Every element was designed to create a relaxing, luxurious shopping environment with a restricted palette allowing the vibrant collection to stand out.

Hand painted African patterns were painted on the coarse plaster walls which were sculpted to create recesses and displays for clothes and accessories. The basement area was inspired by African fabric dye pits with the cracked tiles which adorn the floors and walls, mimicking the cracked earth.

The shop even featured a DJ area for launch parties!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Delamere Academy School Staffroom - Complete!

And eventually we got there......It went really well with Capper Group Construction as Main/Principal Contractor and Saspirella as Principal Designer under the new CDM Regulations. Andy at Capper Group was great to work with and the staff seem to love the finished results with the best teacher feedback so far being "It feels like coming home".

Delamere Academy - Sketches

Then there was a vision.........

Delamere Academy - Before shots

Now the teachers are back at Delamere Academy we can share some of the images of how we developed a very tired, claustrophobic and gloomy space into a bright, airy and peaceful retreat..... So here we begin.....

John Lewis & Partners - Social Distancing

Well whilst the whole team were all locked down and working for home, John Lewis and Partners asked us to put together some short fly throug...