ophelis and the trading partner Rouette Eßer were hired by Kreissparkasse Heinsberg to furnish its newly constructed headquarter in Erkelenz. The new building is located centrally in the inner city of Erkelenz and therefore it was an important milestone for the redesign of the inner city. The aim was to create a symbiosis of a representative building and an administrative building. Thereby, the corporate philosophy “Our focus on people” should be experienced – breezy with a lot of light and pleasure in communicating with the customer. Various zones enable the customers as well as the employees to use many forms of communication and concentration.
ophelis products underline the overall concept
It was important that the design language of the products was appropriate to the architecture and therefore underlined the overall concept. Regarding the furniture concept, ophelis implemented the cubic design language of the building’s architecture in the office furnishings. A combination of the desk system CN series with orga.cube convinces by ergonomics, space efficiency and quality. The orga.cube as a personal storage space directly accessible from the workplace ensures an elegant separation between workplace and corridor and thereby creates privacy in open space. Further storage space is implemented with the ophelis dividing cabinet system with aluminium framework. The desk system CN series enables ergonomic working at the highest level in terms of functionality and design due to its electromotive height adjustment.
In addition customer specific adaptions and special solutions were implemented by ophelis. This comprised the implementation of functional customer requirements like technic sideboards with sliding doors for the installation of printers with adapted access for inspection as well as creative individual solutions like mobile printer carriages adapted in size and optics to the dividing cabinet system with aluminium framework and the surface of the conference tables suitable to the parquet floor.
„We were convinced by the competence and the consultation in advance of the realization. But also all the other steps were perfectly implemented. We don’t know anybody who can achieve this in such a quality, complexity and reliability.”
Elisabeth Smeets, head of construction department of Sparkasse Heinsberg.