Brief 1: To enhance the outside retail area of Prêt a Manger, Trafalgar Square, London.
We all know that Prêt a Manger specialises in soups, sandwiches, baguettes etc.. With London as the busy capital, there is lots of foot traffic into their sales area in Trafalgar Square all day, every day!
The Funky Yukka aim was to make the entrance way more inviting for both those current and prospective customers coming in and out of this flagship store.
We chose a theme that was very much the traditional; this was to compliment the style of the planting in and around the square itself. We bought in some stylish, bespoke containers which we carefully planted up with laurus nobilis trees.
The result looked great and added an additional dimension to the entrance way. We continue to maintain these containers and plants on our stress-free maintenance package, so that they look great at all times, without the team or managers having to become plant experts!
Brief 2: To compliment the environmental nature of the Ravensbourne College, Greenwich Peninsula, London building.
Ravensbourne College relocated in 2010 to a purpose built building in Greenwich. The new build is pioneering in both style and in its aim to create a new way of working. The interior space was designed to encourage interaction between the different creative studies.
The Funky Yukka aim was to create a “live greener” environment and feel to the open spaces, quiet corners and social spaces by selecting, planting and placing huge five metre trees within the interior of the building!
We chose trees that were luscious, vivid green, interesting to the eye and which would fully complement the spaces. The result was impressive; the pure size of the trees gave a grand, yet relaxed air and the contemporary planters added a little fun into the atmosphere alongside a more modern vibe – perfect for the social/open spaces we were asked to plan for.
Brief 3: To create a natural and laid back atmosphere in the “Living Room”.
The Living Room is a unique restaurant and bar which has its homes in the most vibrant and cosmopolitan city centres. It has a stylish, upbeat and welcoming style which is perfectly complimented by Funky Yukka plant displays.
We were asked to work with the designers and Living Room management team, to create bespoke displays which would enhance the natural environment and create unique signposting displays to various areas of the restaurant and bar.
We chose modern and contemporary planters that had a luxury feel and would complement the atmospheres of the bars and restaurants perfectly. Plants were low maintenance, but high on style!
The result was simple, effective and stylish with a real hassle-free feel. A real must see!
Brief 4: To create a plant display scheme to enhance the new office environment of EnerG in Manchester.
EnerG had new premises in Manchester which were predominantly office based and for their staff. They are a green tech company, who really benefited from matching their business type to their office environment; hence Funky Yukka.
We added in sumptuous plant displays, with an added a dash of colour, to the reception areas to talk brand and business type, but which also made waiting a more pleasant and relaxing experience for visitors.
Office areas and management suites had unique displays designed to bring the “live greener” feel into the everyday working environment and provide environmental benefits for the staff. We added lots of green, lots of texture and made sure that you noticed the plants as soon as you walked through the door.
We also continue to look after all of the plants and displays at EnerG so that they always look great, sing company brand and are refreshed on a regular basis. This shouts quality, continues to create interest and gives a real living art feel.