This project began with a client, MEI Pharma, who had a vision to transform an inherited space that did not reflect their culture or business, to a dynamic space that was bold and exciting! The road to making this building reflect MEI’s culture began with the flooring at the design firm. The Milliken patterns selected – Change Agent and Color Field Patina - have an aesthetic of being ‘today’, but also have the texture to make it a ‘classic’.
The client wanted a space that was warm and inviting, but also clean and modern. No fuss and no over embellishments. Sophisticated and timeless, but fresh and bold. Milliken was an obvious choice to the designer, not only because they could accomplish the design intent, but they could also solve several installation challenges. The sub-floor was in disrepair and the building had high moisture issues. After many finish strategy meetings and mock-ups, it was a unanimous decision between the architecture firm and flooring installer to partner with Milliken. The combined benefit of Milliken’s breathable backing, high design, and cost savings was the answer to seeing this design come to life.
The final products selected allowed the designer to creatively solve her design constraints and provide her client, MEI, with exactly what they needed and more than what they wanted. Some areas were influenced by color, whereas, other areas required a neutral pallet, which both collections provided. In the end, the client was thrilled with the space and the flooring provides the perfect backdrop to a dynamic, cultured space for the MEI Pharma employees to thrive.