How It Works
The key to a quality interior design implementation, is the planning phase. Before one can pick up the paintbrush, there are various steps that should be taken first to ensure a space is transformed to a sought-after work environment. Consequently, Zuri follows these steps as part of the analysis, planning and creative phases:
- Space need analysis
- Space planning
- Conceptual presentation
- Design specifications
- Technical drawings
The planning phase
After analysing a client’s current space and comparing it with their desired future space, Zuri crafts a space allocation document. This document showcases how the space will be allocated per person, per designated area, and as a whole. It also takes potential business growth into account to ensure that the client doesn’t outgrow the environment in the near future, allowing for simple solutions to adjust as needed.
The space need analysis forms the foundation of the project’s design phases. Once approved, our design team uses the space need document as a detailed guideline for the site survey and consequent all-inclusive interior space plan. This plan identifies the best space solution that fits the client’s functional needs and creative design requirements.
The creative phase
Once the analytic side of the project is put on paper, it’s time for the creative and conceptual work to begin. Although this part of the process is the most stimulating and exciting, our talented team uses all their design skills and practical knowledge to create an interwoven and complex look and feel for each client.
Armed with the dimensions captured in the space analysis and planning phase, the design team captures their vision in the form of a visual plan. The envisioned concept is then captured on various sample boards, providing clients with detail recommendations – from the types of furniture, feel of the materials, to the fittings and finishes.
The preparation phase
Once everyone is in agreement, technical drawings are created for the (* are optional):
- Layout of access control (*)
- Layout of air-conditioning placement (*)
- Layout of ceiling/lighting
- Layout of demolition
- Layout of floor finishes
- Layout of furniture
- Layout of wall finishes
- Structural layout
- Voice and data layout/electrical layout
- Other (Audiovisual, specialised shop-fitting, etc.)
These drawings ensure that the design implementation is void of issues, complications, and misunderstandings. This is achieved by the level of detail regarding the various elements’ locations and specifications.