The college school, nestled in the heart of Oxford, required Pinnacle to transform several spaces which included a large social space, a café and some study rooms. The brief varied slightly for each area, however the overarching requirement was to include the colours of the college’s crest in the design scheme. The building interior was dominated by natural oak and painted concrete – with the furniture was required to bring life and interest into the rooms.
The social space had to accommodate dining, socialising and studying with a strong requirement not to look like an ‘airport lounge’. The study rooms needed to promote alternative studying methods and to be flexible in its use. The café was a front of house area that they intended to be used by parents, visitors and students. The café had to therefore be a versatile space to allow for multiple visitors whilst remaining robust for students – and this had to be reflected in the furniture used.