We all know boring offices are a thing of the past. Right?
The client, a tech company, recently moved their offices into a beautiful monumental villa. It came with really nice bones, classic herringbone wooden floors and built-in cabinets. However, it was also fitted with those typical suspended office ceilings and a meetingroom with generic office furniture not fitting to the space. They were looking to create a welcoming surrounding to work in and meet with their guests.
The desks, office chairs and computer screens were already taken care of, so the design focuses on making the rest of the space inviting.
In two rounds the client was guided through:
+ Two opposing moodboards: a neutral vs. a colorful palette
+ (Custom) furniture options
+ Art for the walls
+ Shoppinglist and project management
An office with a livingroom
Since this original space was a villa it was very fitting to treat one area as a living room. Perfect for short 1-on-1 meetings and to welcome guests.
Two design directions
When a client is flexible in their style I like to offer two opposing moodboards. This opens up the options for the client and brings a fun discussion to what fits their companies values better. In this case the client loved both styles and asked for the base to remain scandinavian neutral while adding more color in the meetingroom. This room was a perfect place to customize the chairs with a comfortable and colorful textile seating.