This boutique legal firm deals with high-end net worth Clientele – individuals as well Corporate. Due to the high profile and highly private nature of their Clientele, a separate Partner’s Suite was provided with a separate entrance and planned in a manner to isolate the area from the remaining office. Further enhancing the cloak-and-dagger feel is the incorporation of sliding bookshelves in the Partner’s rooms which can be moved to open up the space leading into the conference room. This effectively means that the space can be configured into two separate offices. This allows a war room type arrangement that can accommodate Clients and Solicitors from other firms into the space for large and complex cases.
An eclectic expression was developed based on the Client’s proud celebration of their heritage. As both principals of the business uniquely appreciate ‘Peranakan*’ history and both qualified as Barristers in the UK, we wanted to represent this in the space somehow. So we refurbished a set of antique ‘Peranakan’ doors from Penang for the conference room and installed a Union Jack Fridge in the Lounge area.
* Peranakan in this context means Chinese immigrants to the Malaysian Peninsula. Over hundreds of years, they assimilated and created their own culture and cuisine. There are many Malaysians with this unique hybrid of heritage.