Gide Loyrette Nouel
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a law firm headquartered in Paris, but with offices all over the world. The main design challenge was to ameliorate the rather low ceiling heights in the refurbished Stock Exchange Building. Also, the client was keen to bring a ‘drama’ to the space that is not normally associated with law offices. A stark palette of black, white and red was used to emphasize important spaces and to create a ‘two-tier’ ceiling plane to counterbalance the relatively low ceiling height. The design was begun at HLW, but Originate have subsequently consulted with GLN regarding changes to their reception area.