Architects and Interior specialists First Principles had been engaged by Bethlehem Baptist Church (BBC), and having worked on a
previous project with co-owner Kate, Juliet from our team was stoked to collaborate again with her on BBC’s new fitout.
Modern Office took the design lead from Kate at First Principles with their vision to create a multi functional space with a home away from home feeling.
BBC wanted multifunctional spaces that lended themselves to collaboration, quiet and focused work or just a communal space to sit back with a coffee. They also wanted an uplifting space, from what is traditionally a conservative one to a more modern space that has colour and soft furnishings to give that feeling of comfort. In contrast however, they wanted to ensure their new chapel was tranquil with light tones.
A combination of leaner tables, colourful high stools, cafe tables with easy to wipe cafe chairs and a range of soft seating from
couches, single chairs and ottomans achieved the casual and friendly feel they desired. Modella leaner tables with raw Birch Ply Naturale
Melteca tops and black frames in the communal space tied in with the cafe tables giving a sense of cohesiveness. To remain within budget,
we were able to repurpose their existing cafe table frames and change
the tops to match the leaner tables. Matching mobile planters allow for the space to be reconfigured.
With the use of heavy duty commercial grade soft seating like the Shanghai, Trento and Amelia seating all upholstered in Warwick
fabrics, we were able to tie these pieces in to complement the carpet colors. Modern Office’s own Maxwell seating gave a sense of
coziness in the quiet room.
As well as electric height adjustable desks and ergonomic chairs in the offices, custom wall mounted shelving was designed for each
And the result? A modern and cheerful, yet functional space for the BBC community to connect, collaborate and feel at home.
As you can see, Modern Office works with clients beyond office spaces, and can help your community or hospitality project get a new lease of life. Contact our team for a no obligation discussion.
"Bethlehem Baptist staff have been very pleased with the furniture we have purchased through Modern Office. In particular we have found the office furniture of a high quality. As a company they have been very easy to work with." –BBC staff
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Bethlehem Baptist Church / Staff
"Bethlehem Baptist staff have been very pleased with the furniture we have purchased through Modern Office. In particular we have found the office furniture of a high quality. As a company they have been very easy to work with."
Bruce Thompson / Vulcan Steel Tauranga
"Juliet and the team did a great job. We can’t fault the service or the resulting fitout. Very pleased to have been able to do business with you again and it is always good to support local business.”
Matt Stevenson / CEO / HSM Group
"HSM are delighted with the service received from Modern Office in undertaking the office furniture project for its new premises. The furniture suggested looks amazing and provides the right levels of space and storage as well as looking great. Their delivery and setup, as well as the communication with them and the prompt response has been fantastic and we would highly recommend them."
Kevin Marsh / Interior fit-out Project Manager / Property and Project Consulting Ltd
“Modern Office provided a range of height-adjustable desking, storage, and meeting room furniture for our WRC project. We found the team to be cooperative and flexible, and the risk management they applied during the Covid-19 lockdown meant we were kept informed of progress. A feature of the service provided was the support they provided during the installation phase, their on-site crew was outstanding and delivery and installation of furniture was achieved on time, every time.”
Kate / Chow Hill Architects Ltd
"The service I received as an interior designer is of a very high standard with extremely competitive pricing and a large and impressive range of furniture. I use Modern Office for the majority of my projects."
Annmarie Lee / General Manager Growers / Seeka
"Working with Modern Office was a really good experience. We required a complete fit out of new furniture for our new premises and I would go as far as to say they were the best contractor we used in the whole build. The service was outstanding – very professional and approachable. We are very happy with the products and the advice provided, and the staff feedback has been positive. I have already recommended Modern Office to others."
Melissa McBride / Office Manager / Hawkins
"We were extremely happy with everything. Very efficient and hassle free. Thanks heaps to you and your team for all your help."
Kieron Wain / National Projects Manager / SSA New Zealand
"Please pass on my thanks to your team…they did a great job! They removed every bit of wrapping…I couldn’t tell they had been there it was that tidy. They asked for guidance where the desks needed to be placed and went about their business until the job was completed…very professional. Thanks for your support."