Formed in 1976, DBRS is a globally recognised provider of timely credit rating opinions. Headquartered in Toronto, the company has offices in New York, Chicago and London, recently moving into the 31st floor of 20 Fenchuch Street, better known as the Walkie Talkie building.

Working with Originate Architects and main contractors, Parkeray, Style was specified to create flexible space, installing Skyfold’s innovative Zenith moveable partitioning wall which is ideal for busy rooms or those filled with fixtures, fittings, furniture or other obstacles.

Skyfold Zenith is a fully automatic, vertically rising, acoustic moveable wall housed discreetly in the ceiling cavity. Offering phenomenal 54dB acoustics and finished in a chic Kvadrat fabric, the Skyfold Zenith descends quietly and effortlessly into place at the push of a button, with a unique ‘thin path of travel’ enabling it to be lowered into tight floor spaces.

Demonstrating how Skyfold can complement other movable walls as part of a total room configuration, Style installed Zenith abutting another ingenious partitioning wall system, namely a DORMA Moveo moveable wall with ‘Magic Glass’ – the ‘clear to opaque’ solution that offers privacy at the push of a button. See Magic Glass case study at DBRS>>

“The combination of Skyfold’s superb Zenith system, and DORMA’s ‘Magic glass’ made this a truly ground-breaking project,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director.

“When both wall’s are in place, you enjoy stunning interior design plus light and visibility. And when they are opened, the room enjoys an expansive open plan layout offering DBRS the flexibility to use the space to suit the occasion.

“The 54dB Rw acoustics ensure DBRS can conduct meetings in privacy,” continued Julian, “and the Zenith’s thin path of travel means there’s no disruption to the room layout when the wall moves into place.”