When designing cabinetry for homes, achieving a specific style is often the most important consideration, as everyone wants their home to look great and to reflect their personal style. In commercial joinery, however, the functionality of the cabinets, shelving and display cases must be considered as the most important design factor. The function of retail cabinetry is, however, twofold, as it needs to organise and display products as well as present a positive image of the business and appeal to customers.
The commercial joinery used in a retail setting needs to reflect the products being sold and the design sensibility of the store owner, as well as organising products in a way that makes it easy for the customer to find what they are looking for. If you are selling trendy clothes to a young audience, you will want your commercial joinery to be vibrant and unconventional instead of staid and traditional, but you will also want your commercial joinery to work for you; to display your newest products idiosyncratically and prominently.
Imaginative thinking is therefore required to achieve functional and appealing commercial joinery designs. If small items such as jewellery are to be displayed, small niches with inbuilt lights can be created in the wall cabinets to give customers a tantalising glimpse of exquisite and delicate pieces. The shop fitout also often needs to make the most of the whole space in order to display a complete product range. When space is limited a balance needs to be reached between making products easily accessible to customers and fitting in as much commercial joinery as possible, whether in the form of shelves up to the ceiling, display cases organised into aisles, or cabinets tucked into nooks. Just as in residential projects, retail cabinetry often needs to fit in with the peculiarities of the building, whether it is a century old or built last year, in order to create a truly unique and functional space.
Fitouts for office spaces, on the other hand, needs to store files and office supplies cleverly while still fitting into the style of the office. While commercial joinery can be effectively used as a major visual feature in an office, the main purpose is to help increase the productivity of the workplace, by reducing the time employees have to spend searching for catalogues, files or products. Outfitting an office with commercial joinery involves much more than simply installing storage cabinets. Instead, often a complete organisational system is needed to transform the office into a usable space.
Post time: 04-05-2017