Trustpower, Tauranga

Architect/Designer: Warren & Mahoney (client fitout), Wingate & Farquhar (base build)     Contractor/Installer: Greig & Esterman Tauranga


Designed by Warren & Mahoney Wellington for Trustpower, one of New Zealand's largest utility companies, this 7200m2 office in Tauranga is a thoughtful implementation of an activity based workspace.  Inspired by collaboration, tinted by the flow of workers energy, the result is a flexible office area spread over three levels, with multiple interconnections.

Desso Reclaim Ribs II carpet tile was chosen as the main carpet tile, tying the interior themes together across all areas it is a bold black stripe, with strong texture.  Desso Grids and Wave carpet tiles provide contrasting shades of grey, with a particularly organic texture to both ranges.


Reclaim Ribs II

Drawing inspiration from natural materials such as bark and earth, Reclaim Ribs II is a structured loop pile with a subtle rib effect.  Highly tactile with an irregular character, the carpet tile has a beautiful, organic fluidity that makes it ideal for natural and rich floor designs.  All colours in the range are produced with 100% regenerated contented in the Econyl yarn.



The highly textured Wave carpet tile reflects the subtle ripples of water lapping on a beach to bring a quiet flow to interior spaces.  Part of the Transitions collection, this touchy-feely loop pile carpet tile helps create a softer, more tranquil interior scheme and indoor environment in these busy times.  The design gives an all-over structure with a natural randomness in the pattern.  Sheen yarn is added in the high loop which adds depth and contrast.  Wave is available in nine organic contemporary colours and comes with Desso EcoBase as the standard backing.



Grids is a tufted structured loop pile carpet tile with a subtle organic linearity which helps to visually subdivide and remove the anonymity of large interior spaces. Part of the Patterns@Play collection, Grids has a strong base of neutral tones complemented with more expressive colours in a refined combination of matt and lustrous metallic yarns. It is available in 12 shades and is silver Cradle to Cradle® certified as it's supplied with EcoBase™ backing as standard.


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