Gymshark, the fitness wear and apparel supplier, appointed Stafford-based workplace design specialists Oktra to create a 55,000sq ft UK head office space in Solihull, which includes a 20,000sq ft health club, a studio space for the new Gymshark fitness app, an auditorium, R&D factory and several high-tech photographic studios.
Oktra approached Ferco to provide seating for the 100-person auditorium at the centre of the Club. They commented: “Gymshark wanted a building that would accommodate their rapid growth and also be an attraction for new employees and business. Oktra’s design team collaborated with Gymshark and began a mission to open one of the best offices in the world.”
Ferco designed, manufactured and installed FT10 multi-use auditorium seating with built-in Wrimatic writing tablets. Upholstered in black faux leather, the seats matched the proposed aesthetic, which applies through the whole building.
Director, Jane Shepherd said: “The whole office has watched this project reach its completion. We are as passionate about delivering top quality seating as Gymshark is about realising their vision and were pleased to be a part of another local project.”
About the product
The FT10 Wrimatic is a luxurious, executive-style seat that is suitable for corporate auditoriums and educational settings. The integrated A3 Wrimatic tablet is the most robust tablet on the market. It stows neatly when not in use and operates in one continuous opening movement thanks to its unique triangular joint; a feature designed using advanced aeronautical and engineering technology.
The seat and tablets sleek aesthetic and customisable finish provided Oktra and Gymshark with an auditorium seating design that complements their vision for the whole development.
Photo credit: Richard Kiely