So, we have just launched our brand new office design page over on the site, so I thought there would be no better time to share with you some of our favourite and most inspiring office interiors from around the world.
I think we can all agree that when we think of innovative and inspiring office spaces, Google and Facebook are the first to come to mind, but there are so many other amazing examples…..
Saatchi & Saatchi
Saatchi & Saatchi are a global integration communications networking, with offices all over the world. But we fell head over heals for their Bangkok office. Designed by the Supermachine Studio in Bangkok, they were met with a very limited space of 400m2 to work with.
They cleverly left most of the space open, accentuating it with strong visual elements and bold colours. Adding elements such as the bold linear yellow lines, creates a sense of more space and I love that they have brought this pattern right onto the ceiling. They have added clever break out areas using wooden pods that resemble little huts with windows.
Jung Von Matt
Jung Von Matt is an advertising agency based in Hamburg. In 2010 they extended their offices by two further floors to cater for their rapidly growing business. As much as I love colour, I think the neutral tones and use of natural materials in this project are stunning.
The designers have very cleverly used the companies logo, a Trojan Horse, for inspiration throughout the office space. This can be seen in the large use of wood cladding, particularly in the staff cafe area, which resembles the interior of a Trojan Horse. I particularly like the seamless lines of the kitchen and seating area above.
I love that they have used a large portion of communal areas throughout the office. Even the directors office is communal, with the use of one huge table which all directors share. The only private spaces are two small offices in the corners, referred to as the “quiet rooms.”
TBWA/Hakuhodo was a joint venture between two global advertising agencies based in downtown Tokyo. Their new offices are located in an eight storey amusement centre, sharing the building with a bowling alley and driving range.
Most conventional offices have little light, with little relationship to the outdoors, but architects Klein Dytham, cleverly addressed these issues here. My favourite aspect of this design is most definitely the fairy tale like project rooms, meeting rooms and directors’ offices that are dotted throughout the space. They emerge from the wooden floor like small grassy knolls covered in soft moss, almost resembling that of a hobbits house. The shelters are also accessible from the top, allowing for casual and pleasant breakout spaces. I mean how cool is that!!!!
Although this space is very much indoors, there is a strong connection to the outdoors with the use of grass and greenery, which allows for a calm and relaxed office environment.
The AOL office in Palo Alto, California is definitely one of my favourites. I think that they have created the perfect mix between hard and soft materials, neutral and bright colours and bold patterns.
The space itself is a large open plan layout with exposed ceilings and concrete floors, but they have introduced free standing meeting rooms made from sustainable materials such as plywood. I think that the contrast between the very hard concrete floor and the wood finish is very effective.
There are also fantastic pops of colour throughout the space offering relief from the otherwise industrial feel. I absolutely love the red cross lights, which can be seen right throughout the space.
The KH Gear offices are based in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. As one of the worlds largest producers of gears this office space exudes power and technology. It has a somewhat laboratory feel, highlighting the scientific aspect of the company.
What I really love about this office is its simplicity! The use of large vinyls and the pop of green is so effect and inexpensive to create. A great way to inject some personality and interest into any office interior space.
I hope that I have inspired you with this weeks blog post and if you are considering an office move or renovation, why not avail of our “no obligation free consultation.” Just give me a call on 01 4370933.
Joanne & the Think Contemporary team.