Mini Showrooms, Nationwide

SAS International black reflective ceilings feature in Mini Showrooms Worldwide.

Key features

Sector

Retail

Client

BMW (UK)

Architect

MDG, Taylor Design, JHA

Main contractor

Various Nationwide

Sub-contractor

Various Nationwide

Completion year

2006

System type

SAS130, SAS150

Area M2

2,500

Region

United Kingdom

Product Groups

The MINI is a car that wins hearts and turns heads and its continued success has enabled it to be sold separately from the BMW range as an independent brand.  Consequently the development of a series of standalone MINI showrooms with their own distinctive ‘iconic’ look is currently being undertaken across dealerships in the UK.

Stunning black reflective metal ceilings from SAS International have already been used within a number of these showrooms nationwide.

Using a concept design developed by the MINI brand team in Munich and implemented by BMWs contract architects, MDG, Taylor Design and JHA, the showrooms are a radical change; incorporating black ceilings, walls and a dark tiled floor in conjunction with striking neon lighting to create a stylish and atmospheric environment that represents the ethos of the MINI brand — refreshingly different, extroverted, spontaneous and in every respect something out of the ordinary.

Either the concealed grid (SAS150) or the lay-in tile (SAS130) suspended metal ceiling solutions from SAS International have been used within the main showroom areas.

With a reflective high-gloss finish in black the ceiling not only looks great but also complies with the stringent, high quality and contemporary specifications required by BMW.

SAS metal ceilings have an expected lifespan in excess of 25 years, they do not do not require re-decoration and are incredibly easy to clean, while the polyester power coating ensures fantastic durability as it is not susceptible to paint chipping, accidental damage and has a high level of scratch resistance.

Systems used