We handed over our latest project last week for Contiki, an Australian based travel company specialising in round the world trips fr 18-35 year olds. We were approached with the task of refurbishing their basement check-in space in central London for a relatively small budget and 4 week window to complete the works. Previously the basement was dark with no connection to their strong branding and identity along with a lot of wasted space and redundant storage rooms cluttering the layout.
Our approach was to strip the space out back to a shell and add in the elements that they need from an operational perspective first to make the layout flow. The design was based around creating a space for socialising, relaxing and having fun, as this will be the first calling point for overseas travellers coming into London, many of which will have had a long trip or will arrive in the early hours of the morning.
In this post are before and after shots of the main entrance, the first thing you see when you come through the door. In the before shot you can see that it was decorated with flags, leaflets and the first thing you saw were a set of fire doors. We gave them dedicated spaces for leaflets and brochures, hid the fire doors, added in hand painted artwork linked to their branding and lightened up the space to give it a loft vibe.
Final photo shoot coming soon.