University of Wales Trinity St David - Alexandra Road Design Exchange

Architect: Powell Dobson Architects

Build Cost: £14m
Manufacturers: Orangebox, Herman Miller, Vitra

The new £14 million ALEX Design Exchange building has excellent facilities including dedicated design studios with personal workspaces, well equipped prototyping workshops and highly skilled technical staff offer students the scope to gain experience of working with wood, metal, plastics, glass, ceramics and automotive styling clay.

With a striking facade the Alexandra road Design Exchange needed an interior that would be simple, sleek and understated.

We used products we knew would complement the full glass windows, incorporating the colourful panels outside. The use of simple yet iconic furniture pieces enabled us to provide an aesthetic that was in keeping with the architect’s vision. This project featured a mix of home-grown manufactures and industry leaders; including Vitra and Orangebox.