Company:MartensGroup, licensed interior design studio ltd.
Designer(s): MartensGroup, licensed interior design studio ltd.
Doug Niwa, Ian Franceschi, Canada
Category: Interior Design, Professional
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Gowlings’ relocation enabled the firm to develop a new
workplace reflecting the modernizations occurring within the
Practice Floors are based upon a universal office size
utilizing modular walls and furniture systems, including
shared lounges for lawyers and support staff. Meeting
rooms are consolidated onto a Client Floor incorporating
moveable wall systems and sliding glass panels to transform
the space and accommodate a variety of group sizes and
The elevator lobby opens directly onto the Client Floor
reception area, providing an immediate sense of openness
and impressive views through a custom millwork screen – a
sculptural feature offering dramatic visual effect and the
impression of fluidity. Reflective white panels on the ceiling
within the reception seating area reflect the window wall
and provide a sense of significantly higher ceilings. The
clean, modern aesthetic developed provides the firm with an
updated progressive image while keeping efficiency and
flexibility in mind.
About the Designer/Company
Working together for the past eight years, Doug Niwa & Ian Franceschi have developed a proven track record for award winning Interior Design. Their commitment to a collaborative approach extends beyond their office dynamic to include their client group and consulting partners.
Doug Niwa has become known for his confident, inclusive approach with clients and colleagues, offering a powerful combination of sophisticated design sensibilities and a passionate commitment to excellence. These qualities are enhanced by an ability to clearly translate a desired vision into reality. Doug maintains a harmonious cohesive rationale for each design solution produced. Doug is a MartensGroup Design Associate and has been a member of the leadership team since 1995.
Ian Franceschi joined Martensgroup in 2008 and has specialized in the design & development of corporate interiors from high level planning to the finest of details. Utilizing his talents to fully conceptualize interior spaces and present with a unique style that clearly expresses his ideas to clients, Ian has become recognized for both creativity and practicality. As a part-time instructor at Mount Royal University, Ian has been able to both share his talents and maintain a broad outlook on the future of design.
Celebrating 25 years of business in 2015, MartensGroup is a full service interior design consulting firm offering responsive and innovative services to a wide variety of clients including corporate, commercial, institutional, retail, hospitality and residential interiors.
Three words embody MartensGroup's approach to every project; INVOLVE. SOLVE. EVOLVE.
- Respect for each client’s needs, vision and resources and a commitment to INVOLVE you in the creation of your new interior environment
- Strategic thinking designed to SOLVE a wide variety of issues
- Passion for discovering new ways to EVOLVE interior solutions that integrate advances in organizational development, sustainability, wellness and new technologies