Visiting an estate agent could be less harrowing in the future thanks to design consultancy Din Associates. It has converted an old banking hall in London’s South Kensington into contemporary offices for estate agents Faron Sutaria. Seeking to move away from the traditional image of estate agents, it has created a fresh, lifestyle-inspired office that tries to avoid alienating customers. This includes a lounge area with light refreshment and flatscreen computers, giving clients access to the Faron Sutaria website. The office is open plan, with high ceilings and ornate mouldings, and the windows have been enlarged to let in more light.
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