Approach

our philosophy

The Pony Design Co. philosophy is very simple. We believe that built environments should be experienced.

Our exploratory, strategic and collaborative design approach enables us to truly understand each project and to deliver interior and architectural experiences which form connections between a built space and its community.

services

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Pony specialises in Interior and Architectural design within the commercial, retail and hospitality sectors and can provide a variety of design services, either as individual items or fully scoped design package to suit each individual project.

These services cover all aspects of interior and architectural design and extend to experiential design, design direction, consulting  and styling. Our end product is proudly unique, the result of an exploratory, narrated design approach balanced with practicality and efficiency.

process.
Phase 1

Pre-Design and briefing

Prior to formalising our design partnership with you, we will work alongside you to extract the key deliverables for the project, enabling us to build an informed, accurate understanding of the scope of works. We will identify critical information regarding the proposed programme, budget, builders and project management approach. From this initial discussion we will draw up a detailed project proposal for our design services, which includes our scope of works, programme and fee. Once the proposal is agreed between us, our appointment to the project is finalised and we commence the detailed briefing phase.

Once we become your partner in design, we will conduct a series of in-depth briefing workshops with you, drawing on our understanding to date.
The results of the briefing workshops are collated to produce a detailed return brief which captures all of the project requirements. This return brief serves as the definitive reference for all following phases of the project, thus ensuring a seamless design process and successful outcome.

Phase 2

Concept design

In this phase we develop the overarching story for the project and start putting pen to paper. We also finalise the space planning and overall conceptual direction. We identify a core project group with the client and the appointed project team to ensure that communication is channelled efficiently and design decisions are made effectively, in line with the programme and budget.

Phase 3

Design development

Here, we take the approved concept design and develop it into a comprehensive design package.
This design package identifies the finishes, furniture and all detailed aspects of the project, and is provided together with visuals and finishes boards to ensure an immersive and collaborative design experience. We continue the project group collaboration to ensure that all design decisions are made in line with the programme and budget.

Phase 4

Documentation

This phase involves taking the approved final design and turning it into a detailed architectural documentation package for tender and construction issue.

This documentation package provides all required plans, elevations, joinery details and schedules for the builder and project manager to tender accurately, price the works and commence construction.

Phase 5

Construction

Throughout this Phase it is critical that we work closely with the builder, project manager and client to ensure the project is running in line with the approved design and documentation.

Our services within this phase include; monitoring the quality of finishes, assisting with on-site design detailing, responding to requests for information, reviewing shop drawings and resolving buildability issues.Regular on-site project team meetings are essential to ensure the construction phase runs from a communicative and collaborative approach.

Phase 6

Styling and installation

This final phase, if it is required, is carried out following project completion, and needs to have been identified in the proposal stages of the project, and work commenced in the concept design and design development phases.

Throughout the design phases a styling budget is established and a schedule for order issued with the documentation package. The styling items are then procured by the builder, project manager or client and delivered to site.

Upon completion of the project Pony Design Co. installs and arranges the styling items, creating a curated, ambient and holistically designed experience.

process.
Phase 1

Pre-Design and briefing

Prior to formalising our design partnership with you, we will work alongside you to extract the key deliverables for the project, enabling us to build an informed, accurate understanding of the scope of works. We will identify critical information regarding the proposed programme, budget, builders and project management approach. From this initial discussion we will draw up a detailed project proposal for our design services, which includes our scope of works, programme and fee. Once the proposal is agreed between us, our appointment to the project is finalised and we commence the detailed briefing phase.

Once we become your partner in design, we will conduct a series of in-depth briefing workshops with you, drawing on our understanding to date.
The results of the briefing workshops are collated to produce a detailed return brief which captures all of the project requirements. This return brief serves as the definitive reference for all following phases of the project, thus ensuring a seamless design process and successful outcome.

Phase 2

Concept design

In this phase we develop the overarching story for the project and start putting pen to paper. We also finalise the space planning and overall conceptual direction. We identify a core project group with the client and the appointed project team to ensure that communication is channelled efficiently and design decisions are made effectively, in line with the programme and budget.

Phase 3

Design development

Here, we take the approved concept design and develop it into a comprehensive design package.
This design package identifies the finishes, furniture and all detailed aspects of the project, and is provided together with visuals and finishes boards to ensure an immersive and collaborative design experience. We continue the project group collaboration to ensure that all design decisions are made in line with the programme and budget.

Phase 4

Documentation

This phase involves taking the approved final design and turning it into a detailed architectural documentation package for tender and construction issue.

This documentation package provides all required plans, elevations, joinery details and schedules for the builder and project manager to tender accurately, price the works and commence construction.

Phase 5

Construction

Throughout this Phase it is critical that we work closely with the builder, project manager and client to ensure the project is running in line with the approved design and documentation.

Our services within this phase include; monitoring the quality of finishes, assisting with on-site design detailing, responding to requests for information, reviewing shop drawings and resolving buildability issues.Regular on-site project team meetings are essential to ensure the construction phase runs from a communicative and collaborative approach.

Phase 6

Styling and installation

This final phase, if it is required, is carried out following project completion, and needs to have been identified in the proposal stages of the project, and work commenced in the concept design and design development phases.

Throughout the design phases a styling budget is established and a schedule for order issued with the documentation package. The styling items are then procured by the builder, project manager or client and delivered to site.

Upon completion of the project Pony Design Co. installs and arranges the styling items, creating a curated, ambient and holistically designed experience.