Product Development Centre
The rapid prototyping facility at DeMontfort University was developed to support campus based industrial design projects and to be contracted out to regional industrial companies. The interior design brief to Atkinsons was very straightforward:
“To tie together a series of small scale rapid prototyping technologies, generally laboratory sized discrete technologies, into an open plan interior used by a small number of University research staff and industrial visitors.”
The speed of commissioning the project interior led the design team to inject all colour and space division into the furniture elements rather than the building interior which remained untouched. The project was completed in eight weeks and finished 48 hours before the opening ceremony.