Curve were very excited to be approached by our friend, the wonderful architect Grace Choi to get involved in the interior design and furniture specification for her major new project for the Message Trust in Manchester.
In January 2013, the charity opened the Message Enterprise Centre, a new business and training hub for young people in the region. An existing dilapidated building was stripped back, re-used and transformed into a new social Enterprise Centre, creating an incubator for training, mentoring and helping individuals return into the working world. The Message Enterprise Centre tackles head-on two of the biggest problems our society faces: repeat offending and youth unemployment.
The Message wanted to furnish the interior to complement to the amazing design of the building, Curve were briefed to design schemes for the cafe area, offices and salon, as well as ‘the street’, the large communal area running down the centre of the space. We took inspiration from the colours used on the external elements and included some great design pieces such as the Magis Air chairs in black, orange and white. Lucy and Ben met with furniture designer James Burleigh during London Design Week and commissioned the beautiful red benches and seating to match the colourscheme.
You can find out more about the work of the Message Trust here
And check out the work of Grace Choi including more photos of the Enterprise Centre