Spencer Francey Peters, a large well-respected design and branding agency, hired us to redesign their office to update their image as a contemporary, design savvy company. The final design works with the “bones” of a typical high rise office building, playing with the high ceilings, polishing the standard concrete floor and exposing the ductwork that would otherwise be hidden above ceiling tile. This strategy immediately sets up a visual contrast to its neighbours, immediately distinguishing the firm as design conscious. The reception desk is visible immediately upon exiting the elevator, naturally leading one into the office space. In an effort to provide a common thread linking both the design and account departments and the client interface, a “feature wall” links all three areas. This wall works on many levels. It is a display shelf in the lobby, a source of ambient light throughout, a temporary installation plinth for works in progress in the both the design and account departments. We designed a series of custom coffee tables called the “SFP” for the reception area.