New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/6 - Page 42

OUTSIDE THE SQUARE Innovative design defines many new commercial buildings, but the concept is taken to a whole new level by Unique Creative, as these projects demonstrate Whether it’s the design for a commercial building, office interior, restaurant or theatre, everyone is looking for a point of difference – that special that something turns an everyday feature into a conversation piece. As the name suggests, Unique Creative is a company that specialises in providing that solution. Founded by Andy Barnett, a former filmmaker with extensive industry experience, the company has worked on numerous large commissions, including works for the new Tasti food manufacturer offices in Auckland. For this project, Unique Creative designed the textural urethane wall that runs from the outside through into the reception area. “The wall is an artwork that tells a specific story,” Barnett says. “The design was created from moulds made of the tidal marks left behind on a beach, with the stacked patterning referencing the many people who have contributed to Tasti’s ongoing success.” Unique Creative also designed and built the feature wall that defines the spine of the building, and the reception desk that references a muesli bar embedded with actual nuts and seeds. Other recent projects include interior fit-outs for Hoyts Cinemas and Lion Nathan. The Hoyts Cinema facade (right) was created by Unique Creative’s scenic artists from fire-retardant fibrous plaster on a timber substrate. Barnett says Unique Creative also supplies high-end custom furniture and furnishings, and can provide a full turnkey solution for clients. For more information, contact Unique Creative, 120a Foundry Rd, Stanmore Bay, Silverdale, Auckland 0932, phone 021 0277 8571. Websites: save | share Search 44233 at Above:Unique Creative, a specialist in one-of-a-kind design solutions, worked on the Tasti and Hoyts Cinemas projects. 40 SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT