Ambitious lead-times, tailor-made solutions and further expansion plans, at the heart of this exciting but challenging project.
Zalando, Europe’s biggest dedicated online fashion retailer opened its first Irish office in Barrow Street (with a subsequent move to Grand Canal Quay), at the centre of Ireland’s high-tech area popularly known as ‘Silicon Docks’.
Working alongside FKM Group, Farrell were contracted by the design team working with Zalando to develop and manufacture a tailor-made office furniture solution for their large open offices located on Barrow Street in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock area. Not only was the building a listed building, which presented its own unique set of challenges for the project, but Zalando already had expansion plans in the pipeline.
The furniture specification for the project included both standard and sit/stand (height adjustable) desking, but due to Zalando’s ambitious expansion plans, the furniture had to grow along with the company in the not so distant future. For the Farrell design team, this meant that our desking needed to be as adaptable and robust as possible to ensure that moving and expanding the desking, in line with Zalando’s team, did so with ease. In addition, Zalando wanted their furniture to say something about them and their culture. Standard run of the mill desking was not an option.
Using the curves of the trademark Zalando brand as inspiration, we developed a tailored workstation cladding, which mimicked the curves of the ‘Triangle’ to personalise the desking to their brand. The cladding system integrated with, and complimented both sit/stand and fixed height workstations, ensuring that the aesthetic throughout the office remained constant and considered.
The Zalando team now resides in 3GCQ, their new flagship Dublin office. The move from Barrow Street was undertaken by our trusted partner, Office Care installation team over the course of just one day. Breaking down existing furniture, transporting, and rebuilding workstations doubling the headcount, the desking system handled this with ease, using minimum extra components, on an extremely tight schedule.
At Farrell we always aim to exceed expectations, which is made easy when you work alongside leaders in the industry such as FKM and Office Care teams. Congratulations to Deirdre and all the team at Zalando Dublin on their successful move to the ‘Silicon Docks’!
“A huge thanks to the Farrell’s team for another superb job kitting out the Zalando office in Dublin – the team are happily settled into our new space fitted out with our bespoke desks. Our new office looks amazing and totally works for us, contributed in large part by the desk function.
Thanks for accommodating our tight timetable, our moving schedule and my particular request around the desk extensions! It’s always a pleasure to deal with you and your team.”
Deirdre O’Brien – Site Lead, Zalando Ireland Ltd