TRUMPF Medical Systems Inc Charleston, SC
Collaboration with Architect, Powell Design Partnership LLC and Contractor, Quattlebaum Development Company
New construction, this 14,000 square foot sleek, modern showroom, office and warehouse on the Cooper River presented the challenge of creating high-end design on an economy-friendly budget. With a fully equipped, state-of-the-art presentation space, an inspiring open office area, and a storage and distribution center, this facility was designed to improve the sales and function of the TRUMPF Medical Systems Charleston headquarters. The goal was to thoughtfully utilize natural and artificial light, views of the riverfront, and use interesting textures and cost effective materials in a new way. The overall palette works to represent this innovative German maker of laser surgical equipment’s message of clean, efficient, good design. The result is a place where TRUMPF's employees enjoy coming to work each day and customers are inspired to buy.
Stamped with the TRUMPF brand, the building welcomes visitors with a bold linear dark walnut desk with floating white marble remnant transaction top, a painted silver serpentine wall, and floating plane overhead, all positions to help define a space within the greater box of the showroom. A reception seating area arrangement of Barcelona chairs (the client’s big splurge) is backed by stainless-steel, cable-and-pin-mounted scissoring polycarbonate panels, for an elegant use of an inexpensive material. High-gloss white cabinets and high-gloss epoxy floors reflect the company’s strict style guidelines. A corner gliding glass and stainless steel barn door completely opens the conference room up to the showroom area.