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This commercial interior reflects a professional business with a human face – fit-out and furnishings are by Cemac Auckland

HEARTS AND MINDS

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A commercial fit-out that displays interior design finesse will involve careful consideration of furniture and facilities. Working with a single firm improves the likelihood of strong, cohesive results.

Cemac Commercial Interiors is a brand of Cemac Auckland Limited, along with Furniturelab and Dexion Supply Centre – each with its own team of industry-leading professionals.

Cemac operates as a main contractor across the spectrum of commercial interior projects, with over 50 years' experience in all aspects of office, retail and hospitality fit-outs, says director Derek Finnigan.

"Our relationship with Avanti Finance dates back to 1989. On this project, we were asked to act as main contractor and project manager for its relocation from Ellerslie to Remuera."

Cemac worked closely with Sonja Hawkins, the designer for Avanti Finance. With an area of around 1100m2 the new office space had to accommodate 65 staff, as well as provide room for expansion. The fit-out was to comprise the reception area, an open-plan office, management suites, and a staff breakout area.

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"Sonja wanted a professional aesthetic, injected with personality and warmth. In keeping with the building's green credentials, we made extensive use of natural dressed and band-sawn finished cedar. Detailing the interiors and fixtures to meet the building's 5-Star Green Star rating and high standard of seismic construction were integral to the job."

The selection of experienced subcontractors, including staff from other Cemac divisions, was key to providing the level of design and finish required.

Contact Cemac Commercial Interiors, phone +64 9 259 8700. Email: team@cemac-auckland.co.nz. Web:www.cemac.co.nz .

First published date: 31 March 2014

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