Ryan Soden DMD MS
Endodontics, 5 chairs
Irish traditions provide the inspiration for this office environment. Deriving from the Celtic Book of Durrow and the ancient Celtic spiral, the plan of the reception desk “spins” like the spinning circles of Celtic “nots”. Movement is created by the flow through the circles, which spin out interweaving “trumpets”, typical of the Celtic art style.
The circular desk form is centered on the hallway to the operatories.
The spinning “trumpet” form, expressed in the carpet, reaches out around the reception desk towards the main operatory hallway, the end of the trumpet forming the head of a cruciform, the cross at the hallway to the staff entrance, and the stem down the hallway.
Visual references to geographic landmarks, such as the deep emerald landscape, the moody blue sea, the shadowy Mourne mountains, and the round black volcanic stones of the Causeway Giants, are expressed in materials such as the 3-Form Varia ecoresin resin “Swim” partitions created with a custom blue-green emerald coloring, blue green mottled carpet tile pattern, blue and gray paint colors, and bright Celtic green accent furnishings and artwork.
The blue green hues are offset by light neutral tones of crème and tan and contrasted by a somber dark blackish brown to further reference the landscape in a modern interpretation of an Irish theme.