As Modern Office celebrates its 15th birthday this month, we’re taking some time to reflect on the journey and how far
we’ve come. From one of our earliest projects 14 years ago to working with the same client again recently, we’re proud of our
achievements and look forward to the next 15 years!
14 years ago, Modern Office was given the opportunity to complete a fit out for Vulcan Steel. This was a pivotal project to work on by our Directors David and Adam as they were starting out on their journey in the office furniture and fitout industry.
David and Adam, Modern Office Directors – circa 2007
The boys worked hard and were proud to complete the job for Vulcan (formerly known as NZ Profiles) with desking that was state of the art for the time, and the work done certainly future proofed Vulcan’s space for the next 14 years. However with a growing team, Vulcan recently needed additional desks for their existing workspace. The initial installation that we did must have made an impression, as we were stoked to be given another opportunity to work with them 14 years later!
Vulcan Steel’s brief this time around was to modernise the space and add additional desks to the same footprint. Their existing corner desks took up space in their office and with the need for additional desks Vulcan asked us to work with them again to find the right solution.
After an initial consultation with our BDM Juliet Scott, rendered floor plans were completed and the fine tuning of these resulted in a
functional, future proofed space. By replacing corner workstations with straight desks we were able to increase the number of staff so
their space could be maximised.
The new look of Vulcan Steel
Vulcan Steel wanted to lighten the space and more often than not, white tops for desking are used for this purpose. However, based on the nature of their business, metals distributor and processor, it would have been a struggle to keep marks off white tops so we went with Melteca Silver Strata - white with a fine texture that is a lot more forgiving but still light and bright. These desktops teamed with fixed height Novah desks with black frames lightened the space; the use of personal storage units between the desks gave staff members their own storage but also created separation between desks. Screen dividers in the blue of Vulcan’s brand offered acoustic benefits and added colour to the space.
What’s resulted is a clean and fresh looking office space that is on brand and functional for their team.
If your office is in need of a refresh, whether it's more space, colour or function - give us a bell! Our team is more than happy to talk you through the process and get you the workspace that your team will love. Contact our team to discuss your next furniture or fit out project, or how Modern Office can help refresh your space.
“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.” – Bruce Thompson, Vulcan Steel
Modern Office is proud to work with New Zealand based businesses, architects and
designers to create inspiring workspaces. We are specialists in providing high quality
furniture items and end-to-end services from design and scoping to delivery
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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."