After one year of travelling Central and South America my adventure has sadly come to an end and I am now preparing myself to delve back into the scary work world. Naturally, to make this process a little more fun, I have been doing some dreaming about amazing, chic office interiors I would love to work at.
Seeing that we spend at least 8 hours a day at work, which adds to 40 hours a week and about 160 hours a month (yikes), where we work is pretty important. Nothing makes your work life easier than a positive environment. What’s more, with the amount of stress-related health effects more and more people are suffering from across the globe, clever office design has never been more important. Funky colours, cool relaxing areas and a functional design all enhance our emotional well-being and make that Monday morning a little easier.
So here are some of the coolest office interiors I cannot get enough of.
This chic office interior designed by Crosby Studio for Moscow based recruitment company NGRS has major chic factor. It’s an awesome mix of the ultra trendy and the harsh industrial. On one hand, we have a beautiful shiny pink floor that runs throughout the interior and on the other, stunning exposed cement walls and white painted brick. These two opposites are softened with neutral Vitra furniture and delicate white arches, which double up as room dividers. The modern clashes beautifully with the raw architecture of the building and creates an impressive, light filled space. And I mean who couldn’t love that amazing pink floor? It’s simply mesmerising and together with the rough untreated walls, it has an air of mystery to it. Love love love.
We Are Huntly
The Green Street studio office of Australian design company We Are Huntly is an interior designer’s dream. Crisp whiteness dominates the room and is matched with dark wooden floors and lush green plants. The high ceilings with their large windows bathe the room in natural light. It’s clean. It’s sleek. It’s modern. But the most beautiful aspect is how wonderfully it offsets against the bright coloured graffiti wall on the outside of the building. Such a powerful contrast.
The Homepolish headquarters in New York are the perfect example of a healthy workspace. From kitchen and chill out areas to private phone booths and open work areas – their chic office interior has it all. It is filled with different activity areas designed to stimulate and boost creativity and is absolutely drop dead gorgeous too.
Homepolish went for a bright yet not overwhelming colour palette using lush greens, rich navies and warm brown tones to decorate their white interior. The chill out area is a welcoming yet glamorous space, with fabulous crystal chandeliers and a floor to ceiling palm tree. The kitchen is elegant with navy cabinets, brass accents and a stunning herringbone subway tile. But my favourite place has to be the actual office work area and in particular the private phone booths. Here the interior is modern and fun with a navy curtain divider for entertainment purposes. The phone booths are decorated in a colour rainbow changing from raspberry to melon pink and Homepolish-designed geometric graphics. So chic and playful!
Together with the brilliant minds of architects Elding Oscarson, Swedish design consultancy No Picnic created a stunning office in Stockholm. Located in a historical and heavily protected 19th century building, which was originally used as a stable for police horses and a training ground for troops, this chic office interior has a beautiful architectural facade. As they were not allowed to touch the original structure, the team had to use clever and imaginative design techniques.
A huge aluminium wall divides the chic office in two and creates an impressive mirror effect across the whole room. This not only makes the space look huge, it also creates an amazing, visually stimulating, effect. The spiral staircase is mirrored so symmetrically, it looks like a beautiful double staircase whilst the wall itself bathes the whole office in a stylish silver shine. Together with the soft pink and fuchsia accents this room is magic. But it doesn’t stop here. The aluminium wall is designed with huge cutouts that serve as windows looking into the conference rooms. It makes you feel like the conference rooms are floating – part of a different dimension behind that mysterious silver wall. It’s pretty cool.
The Joint Editorial office designed by Jessica Helgerson is a wonderful mix of the organic and industrial. Thick wooden beams, black metal finishes and a stunning polished concrete floor set the tone for this gorgeous warehouse loft. The look is softened through colourful rugs and lush plants, which create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Due to the nature of the work done by Joint Editorial, the space was divided into a mezzanine for private offices, and a ground floor for brainstorming and relaxing. Thanks to the double height created by the mezzanine, the room feels tall and spacious whilst remaining interconnected. Its a stunning piece of design that showcases the importance of functional, clever design in the workplace.
Designed by Parts and Labor design, Blender Workspace’s chic office is full of cool sophistication. It’s a modern communal office and as such requires a functional design that wows the clients but also allows workers to work effectively. And that is what parts and labour achieved beautifully. They exposed pipes and used poured concrete floors to give the interior an industrial edge and paired these with elegant brass lights and unpretentious scandi style furniture. The result is a design that is sleek and professional. A cool office, but one that isn’t trying too hard. No games – just gorgeous design.
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