DPZ Capital is a recently established investment management boutique that focuses on absolute return investments. Headed up by Darren Zaman, DPZ Capital’s highly experienced staff manage a variety of private client and institutional investment management mandates for both local and institutional clients.
As a new and ambitious investment business Darren required a pleasant and stylish office that complimented their light filled Victorian office suite in Queen Street. After consulting with Sally from Style Office Darren determined a number of key needs for his office set up:
Space in which they would be happy to spend a considerable amount of our time.
A professional environment that would reassure clients and potential clients.
An environment that would excite staff looking to join our firm.
It was agreed that to do this we would need to combine functionality with a contemporary design that was different to the traditional financial business look.
The Vital range of benching from Actiu was selected for the main workstations in the open plan office space. Vital benches with shared legs and central cable management provide a clean and flexible working space and the addition of screens supported visual privacy.
The Vital desking was teamed with Steelcase Universal pedestals and storage units and the high performance Leap chair was selected for task seating. Leap is the most ergonomic chair produced by Steelcase and user tests show it to reduce lower back pain and increase productivity by allowing the user to sit more comfortably for longer – an important feature for a new business!
A combination of light colours detailed with very dark wood veneers was selected that has received a universally positive reception from clients, staff and suppliers alike.
“Most importantly,” says Darren Zaman, “was our need to fit out the offices and supply all the furniture in record time which the Style team managed to do in two months from the moment we first viewed the office.”