8 April 2020
Purpose of Engagement
Solera is a global leader in data, applications and services for the insurance and automotive industries. Founded in 2005, the company manages 300 million transactions annually with support from more than 6,500 team members worldwide and is transforming the way insurance and automotive professionals provide value to their customers.
They are based across hundreds of locations worldwide and have grown acquisitively, which means they have many offices with different brands and identities. Maris Interiors were engaged to provide a standardisation model for all offices under one umbrella, Solera. The objective was to create a look and feel for each new location, an identity that would let each visitor, employee or guest know they are in a Solera office. Once designed and agreed, there were 4 immediate locations that required either a fit-out or refurbishment based on the newly agreed Standardisation Model; Bracknell, Leeds, Berlin and Zeist. Maris Interiors have completed the fit-out in Bracknell and are in contract to deliver the remaining locations under a JCT Design and Build Contract. Given the success of each project and the delivery of a successful Design Standardisation Model, we are now their approved partner to deliver all projects across EMEA.
Maris Interiors Assignment
To create a Global Standardisation for Design, establishing employee and visitor experience across all new locations with a strong brand collaboration. The brief was simple, for every employee, visitor or guest to arrive at a Solera office and know instantly, they are experiencing Solera. We developed spatial models for each type of space or setting, brand identity aligned with their global strategies and a colour palette which reflects their culture and core values. This initiative was sponsored at Board level, also requiring a high intervention with their AV teams to ensure we were future proofing every aspect of the office design.