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52 Trees for Life thanks to MNM Developments and Tours by Locals

52 Trees for Life thanks to MNM Developments and Tours by Locals

When we were discussing the introduction of the launch of our new branding early in 2017, the idea came up to video the planting of Amos Beech ‘trees’ on various locations in Scotland. The locations that we choose were those where you normally would have to go through lengthy planning applications, only to discover to end up nowhere:

It was then that somebody here in the office mentioned the Trees For Life project. Trees For Life plants trees in The Caledonian Forest. Trees for Life helps nature to restore in the Scottish Highlands and helps people reconnect with their spirit, with hope and with the land.

Trees for Life

The Caledonian Forest once covered a large part of the Highlands as extensive stands of majestic Scots pines, interspersed with birch, rowan, juniper and aspen trees. It was the UK's equivalent of the rainforest but has been reduced to just a tiny fraction of its former range. Most of the surviving forests now consist of old trees reaching the end of their lifespan.

In 2008 Trees for Life purchased the Dundreggan Estate, an area of 10,000 acres of wild land near Loch Ness to establish a major forest restoration programme. To date the conservation volunteering charity have planted over 1.6 million trees!

(A film by The Big Picture, a non-profit social enterprise founded by a group of professional photographers, filmmakers, writers, designers and educators, motivated by the need to rebuild healthy ecosystems where wildlife and people flourish.)

Amos Beech contributed 474 trees to date.

Under the slogan ‘every little helps’, we here Amos Beech started our own grove in August 2017 and are proud to have recently added 52 trees for MNM Developments and Tours by Locals.

MNM Developments

MNM develop high-value, luxury properties that respect and enhance their surroundings and have a minimal environmental footprint. We designed and fitted out their 1846 sq ft of new office space in Leith Edinburgh.

Michaela Teague receives the certificate for 24 trees.

Tours by Locals

Tours by Locals brings local people with their knowledge and expertise together with travelers who are looking for an authentic cultural experience. We designed and fitted out their 2153 sq ft of new office space in Glasgow.

Paul Melhus, CEO and Founder of Tours By Locals, receives the tree certificate (28 trees) from Kit-Har McLaughlin, interior designer @Amos_Beech, during a great office opening party in January 2019.

More trees to come!

Unsurprisingly, the tree planting scheme is very well received by our clients and we feel well doing it, so also this year we will be planting 13 trees per 1000 sq ft of interior design, office fit-out and furniture project.

But did you know that you can contribute yourself?

Moving glass wall for WH Malcolm Glasgow

Moving glass wall for WH Malcolm Glasgow

When the Malcolm group contacted us, asking if we could advise them in replacing a balustrade for a glass wall, in the Donald Malcolm Heritage Centre just south of Glasgow we were keen to get to know the place.

The Heritage Centre was built by Andrew and Walter Malcolm in memory of their father, Donald Malcolm. Donald started the company in the early twenties  with a single horse and cart. It was a small family-run business that collected coal from the railway station and distributed it around the local area. Today the Malcolm Group is a large logistic services company active in road and rail transport, warehousing, and terminal management. 

A great place for truck lovers and petrol heads!

A great place for truck lovers and petrol heads!

Movable Glass Wall Glasgow

The beautifully made balustrade that had to be replaced with glass was an excellent example of craftsmanship, but it unfortunately meant that the whole museum had to be heated when the meeting room was in use. At the same time Malcolm wanted to maintain the open connection between the meeting hall and the exhibition centre.

The removable wall starts left from the entrance door in the picture above or right in the picture below.

The removable wall starts left from the entrance door in the picture above or right in the picture below.

glass office wall Glasgow.jpg

Our fit out team were excited at the prospect of working in this great environment and also the photographer (a diesel head himself) was chuffed to bits when he learned where he was going. The story of W H Malcolm is inspiring and to have the privilege of working here ticked all the boxes. 

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Looking back on # DesignPopUp 2016

Looking back on # DesignPopUp 2016

As we near the end of our inaugural participation in Double S Events' DesignPopUp, Glasgow, we can already say with confidence that it has been a great occasion!  The Amos Beech team all thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the Parmesan and Prosecco evening, of course. (According to one of our team members Parma cheese is actually Dutch cheese with a little bit of Parma treatment, as is Parma ham he reckons, but we tend not to take him too seriously).

A sparkling welcome!

DesignPopUp @The Briggait

Sara and her team pulled off a great event again at The Briggait in Glasgow’s Merchant City.  A wonderful building with an abundance of natural light. It is a rare luxury to have an exhibition in a hall where you see the colours and surfaces of furnishings and textiles changing along with the time of the day.

The Briggait was the city’s fish market for over 100 years, fortunately is was just the incredible Parmesan that touched our senses.

Our stand

The acoustic panels from Friends of Wilson we displayed drew great interest from the visitors.  No wonder, they looked brilliant on the stand and they will contribute to an inspiring and relaxed office environment anywhere they're installed. Friends of Wilson architectural panels enhance interiors whilst reducing unwanted sound.

Iconic Soft Seating

One of the manufacturers we are showcasing on this year's DesignPopUp is Actiu from whom we have pieces from 3 different ranges: Badminton, Prisma & Longo.

Badminton (above) is a kind of throne that impresses with its size and shape and envelopes the user with comforting acoustic prowess.  It has a wide range of design possibilities thanks to the ability to select different colours, textures and finishes of both the shell and interior.  "The Badminton easy chair is pure concept.  It represents our strong commitment to sophistication, captured in a striking, immersive piece with a completely innovative design and architecture." Javier Cunado.

Prisma's finishes evoke a Scandinavian style, characterised by clean lines. Outwardly it hides complexity in its structure.  The junction of its top and legs, in a pyramidal shape, give the appearance of a single piece.  Elegance and minimalism merge in this range addressing today's work-spaces with warmth and distinction.

Longo (below) designed by Ramos & Bassols, is a system capable of taking your work level to the desired point that it fuses soft seating with the office using a platform from a robust structure but with a light aspect. Longo is a modular system consisting of sofas, operative and managerial desks with storage solutions to integrate too.  It stems from a solid extruded aluminium structure on which we attach the cast iron legs... the possibilities are endless. Longo is robust and robust it needs to be as we are always on the move:

An exciting element of the Parmesan and Prosecco evening was the arrival of the acrobats from Aerial Edge, also based at the Briggait, who we engaged to perform in true Actiu style.

Obviously only moving images can do justice to their performance:

Wilkhahn Trimension Taskseating

Talking about movement, you may have had a demonstration of the WilkhahnIN® chair? If not, don't worry below you can see the idea behind it:

If you have put your business card into the big glass bowl then you may even have won it, so watch this space! We will announce the winner within the next two weeks.

Pictures

Besides all the great design and products that were exhibited on #DesignPopUp 2016, it was above all a great event to meet colleagues, friends and industry peers. Business is all about people at the end of the day, so we gave our photographer the brief to capture human interaction:

If you click on the photo above, you will get access to all the photos.

Looking forward to seeing you all next year!