Context Mercateo is Europe’s leading procurement platform for business customers and brings together buyers, manufacturers, sup- pliers and service providers to conduct transactions with one another. In collaboration with design2sense a spatial and graphic concept was developed in order to create new spaces in which to think and work.
Central theme The team decided to transfer the network mission statement to the over 10-metre-high wall surface. Representing the information and communication structures, a delicate network of lines covers two storeys of an open spatial structures, reaching the top of the roof. The regular layout of the beams, the brightly-lit window niches and the interaction of light and shadow serve to generate an almost sacral character.
Acoustic concept The linear two dimensionality evolves into three dimensional structures micro-perforated on both sides, which visually and functionally reflect the communicative behaviour of the different spatial zones and significantly influence the acoustics of the space. Zones with higher noise insulation require- ments receive condensed structures, areas of privacy reduced acoustic elements.
Social behaviour Individually-drafted flowcharts illustrate the metier of the IT sector and provide recommendations for social behaviour in the kitchen, sanitation and working areas. As a progression of decision-making processes towards the resolution of a task, the flowcharts each offer a real and a surreal, ironic instruction. A cheeky little monster acts as a personal, weaker inner self.
Collaboration with design2sense
Client Mercateo Services GmbH
Planning period 2015 – 2016
Scope of services Concept, design, editorial, project management (planning of schedule and costs)
Scope of realisation Graphic concept for wall surfaces, lockers, illustrations