Case Study : BBM Attorneys

Biccari Bollo Mariano Incorporated (“BBM”) is a firm conducting a general legal practice from 5 offices situated in Rosebank, Bedfordview, Pretoria, Durban, and Cape Town, with the head office in new premises in Rosebank.

The Brief

  • Create a space that portrays a professional, high profile and impressive image.
  • The space should be modern and cutting edge but welcoming and able to accommodate any type of client.
  • Filing is currently an issue and the new design should address effective filing and storage solutions.
  • The space needs to allow for expansion and flexibility as BBM is a fast-growing firm.
  • Acoustic privacy needs to be carefully considered due to the confidential nature of BBM’s meetings.
  • The interior design of the Rosebank office will be used as a bench mark for BBM’s other branches.

The Results

  • The interior has a modern and contemporary aesthetic. It is warm yet professional, creating a positive first impression for any client visiting the space.
  • The base finishes scheme has been kept neutral and sophisticated with a white, black and charcoal palette, ensuring that the space is timeless.
  • Warm timber has been added to the palette in the flooring and shopfitting to ensure that the space is welcoming and comfortable, with limited pops of bold yellows and shades of blues adding interest to the design elements.
  • The shades of blue represent strength, dependability and calmness, and the yellows represent optimism, vibrancy and hospitality.
  • The monochromatic shades of metals and glass create a space that is iconic and high profile, vibrant and energetic.
  • Open plan workstations were provided with plenty of filing space, and the private cellular offices were provided with overhead and floor based storage to accommodate the many files that are used daily to complete the work at hand.
  • Fabrics and plants were used to soften sound bounce, an acoustic requirement, as well as to provide interest and variance with pattern and shapes in the orderly environment.
  • Although the space has an international look and feel in terms of quality and design, it represents its South African context using locally sourced designer furniture, fabric and artwork as much as possible.

The Summary

BBM Attorney’s now have a Rosebank office space that is professional and impressive, modern and cutting edge with a touch of Africa and a warm and welcoming feel.