The sail-like appearance of the Financial Harbour Towers in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, acts as an entrance to the kingdom that lies on an island in the Persian Gulf. The 35th and 36th floors of the West Tower are the home to the property investment company Investate. The completely redesigned offices cover almost one thousand square metres and have been equipped with various models from the Silver program by interstuhl. The interior was planned in a consistently modern style by the interior designers and is further enhanced by the Silver furniture.
The versatility of Silver really comes into its own in the impressive rooms of Investate. Reception, executive board, office workplace or conference room – wherever you are you will be sitting on different models and versions of Silver. Silver swivel chairs with white lacquered aluminum shells and bases are particularly attractive. A total of 200 Silver chairs were delivered in various designs, though also conference chairs and Silver wood models.
Table systems from the Silver program are used in the conference and executive board rooms. The tables were largely made to measure in interstuhl's Manufactur program, taking into account the spatial and functional requirements. A table system was created in the executive meeting room in a special shape, for example, that contains not only important media technology but also a depression for a special vase. The building owners and architects were delighted with the reliability, flexibility and workmanship in realising the special designs.
The value of goods is the result of how and why they are manufactured. Over the past decades numerous markets have been dominated by a trend towards cheaper and cheaper products. In the meantime, this »penny-pinching, bargainhunter « mentality appears to have reached its limits since the true value of products is lost. The markets and customer wishes indicate a growing demand for the individualisation and personalisation of products. Mass-produced series can't cover every need despite modern manufacturing methods. Unicums and special small series are very popular in the premium sectors in particular. These products represent values that cannot be classified according to the normal economic categories of the market. Highquality manufacture and top-class materials are important ingredients, but they can only be brought to life through knowledge and skill.
Silver - a success story
Four years on the market and the Silver range of chairs has become a classic in the upper market segment. Silver has been more than just a trend, it has become an icon that today can be found wherever great value is placed in the highest design quality. Hadi Teherani and his team have succeeded in developing an office chair with a completely independent image and new technology together with interstuhl. The market very quickly recognised this and Silver is now no longer found just in offices but has also become a firm favourite for television and film.
Design team: Nahed Eshaq for MGA+C, Bahrain