Helen Bartlett talks about design


Paramount ShowOffice in Cardiff, UK. Photo: Paramount Office Interiors Ltd

This month we talk to Helen Bartlett, Design Manager at Paramount Interiors, an office design and build firm, based in London and Cardiff who “design, build and furnish future workplaces that encourage collaboration, inspire creativity, allow for concentration and make a real difference to businesses”. Thanks Helen!


I would paint the town in… turquoise, as the colour always reminds me of the sea. I grew up by the coast and to this day never cease to be amazed by the array of colours created by the ocean. It does of course depend on where in the world you live. The most beautiful place has to be the Maldives.

The office of my dreams features… the latest executive retro style furniture from Kinnarps MartinStoll called ‘Senor’, in a stunning white and walnut finish, with a Vitra Charles Eames Aluminium Chair in a white leather finish, and finally a Charles Eames Soft Pad Chaise (to de-stress after a testing day). The office would be based in much warmer climes than the UK and feature a very wide sliding glass door opening out onto an external terrace and an infinity pool looking out across the ocean (!)

Desk lamps are… useful if chosen carefully, in order to work within the parameters of the design intent.

When I am at work I listen to… my voice trying to give clarity to the numerous design ideas running through my head.

Offices in London… continue to be at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of workplace design.

If you would like to find out more about Paramount Interiors visit their website here or for some fantastic info on office design and fitout follow them on twitter @Paramount_Int  


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