Polish manufacturer Stalgast has over 30 years’ experience in developing stainless steel catering equipment for hotels, restaurants and bars. The team consists of culinary experts, product advisors, installers and service technicians who support clients across Europe.
Stalgast’s offices are based at Centrum Praskie Koneser, a complex of residential, corporate and leisure developments located on the premises of the 19th Century Warsaw vodka factory, Koneser Filtration House.
The area has cultural and historic significance, as the factory is one of the few places in the capital that was not destroyed during World War II. Newly erected buildings at the complex have been designed to be harmonious with the now revitalised factory, drawing on current European architecture trends – including post-industrial, biophilia and other natural textures – to create a thriving, contemporary urban space.
To reflect Stalgast’s brand and product offering, architects MADAMA designed the interior of the offices using steel elements in the reception area, wall panelling and a suspended ceiling, with blue tones from the company’s logo used throughout the space’s colour scheme. Exposed brick and wooden elements were also paired with plants to add warmth to the room. However, a major challenge was to find a floor covering that would match the industrial character of the building and office space, while also achieving a high-quality aesthetic and performance.
Polyflor’s solutions were recommended to the Stalgast team by the MADAMA who were already familiar with the Polyflor Expona Commercial range. A true symbol of quality and innovation, Expona Commercial enables designers to create smart and user-friendly spaces, which are also highly functional and durable enough to withstand high footfall.
In the form of luxury vinyl tiles, the designs in the Expona Commercial range replicate the beauty of natural materials and are perfect for use in commercial areas. Tiles in concrete and wood patterns, in shades Cool Grey Concrete and Grey Limed Oak, were selected for the Stalgast offices to complement the existing design concept of the space and were configured to improve navigation and better highlight communal areas.
Featuring a polyurethane reinforcement to reduce maintenance costs, the range also contains an average of 40 percent recycled content, making it a more sustainable option.
Michal Sieja, Regional Manager Poland at Polyflor, said: “This was an ambitious project in a unique setting, and we were pleased to supply flooring products which brought the envisaged design together.
“Flooring is an important part of corporate and commercial settings; as well as needing to look fantastic and reflect a company’s existing brand, it must also be hard wearing and easy to maintain, given these spaces experience such high footfall, five days a week.
“Thanks to the qualities of the Expona Commercial range, together with our business partner in Poland, Polflor Sp. z.o.o., we were able to support MADAMA to add the finishing touches to their contemporary scheme and provide Stalgast sp z.o.o with products that will see their offices look and perform brilliantly well into the future.”
Polyflor’s luxury vinyl tile range doesn’t only provide an extremely wide range of attractive patterns and unique formats, but also guarantees premium quality and high functionality. For Stalgast and MADAMA, they were the perfect finishing touch to the space’s wider design scheme, and also ensured comfort and safety throughout.
· Luxury, contemporary aesthetic
· Highly durable – perfect for commercial settings
· Simple to install with complementary inlay accessories
· Fulfils low product emissions requirements, rated Indoor Air Comfort GOLD