If you’re a fan of the hit show ‘The Office’, you’ll be familiar with the uninspiring boring corporate boxes of days gone by. Thankfully, office interior design has come a long way in recent decades.
1. Bahnhof bunkers down in Stockholm
Swedish internet provider Bahnhof’s ‘White Mountain’ office in Stockholm is absolutely spectacular. Designed by Albert France-Lanord (A)rchitects, the office is built into a former anti-atomic shelter under the granite rocks of Vita Berg Park. They stated:
“The starting point of the project was to consider the rock as a living organism.”
Optimising the space and creating light so it doesn’t feel so enclosed, this secure and private office space creates a great space to work for those who need peace and quiet.
2. It’s a dog’s life at Bark
BARK produces food and toys for dogs, so it seems only natural that their office space would be pet-friendly. Ideas-driven design firm nbbj created a fun and relaxing office environment to accommodate both dogs and people. From themed conference rooms, commemorative toy-lined walls and ‘amenity bars’ with water bowls, the office interior design provides options for playing, connecting and working.
Photo credit: NBBJ/Bark
3. LEGO’s office is more than just bricks
Featuring a creative workshop, fitness studio, kitchen for communal cooking, a LEGO homestay for visiting employees and much more, there are plenty of places to be inspired, as well as places to relax and take some time out.
‘Many colleagues have contributed to shaping a workspace that reflects our values and instills a sense of fun not just for our employees in Billund, but for all our LEGO teams across the world who regularly visit. Our mission is to inspire children so it’s important we provide a vibrant, playful workplace that enables employees to deliver inspiring experiences for kids.’Niels B. Christiansen, CEO, LEGO Group
4. Selgascano’s office amongst the trees
Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano from Selgascano have designed their space in the forest outside of Madrid, Spain. The north side of the tunnel-shaped office has large transparent walls and a sunken floor giving workers an eye-level view of nature, from sunlight to rain and falling leaves. Being a creative architectural business, this inspiring space reflects their image perfectly.
Photo credit: Iwan Baan
5. Just the ticket at Ticketmaster HQ
Ticketmaster HQ in London has been “designed specifically for boosting creativity and encouraging socialising” with many communal areas such as dining areas, lounges and a picnic style seated area. They also have shelves full of books, board games, pin machines, a duke box, a fitness studio, a projector for showing movies and sport – and they even have a slide!
6. Etsy’s Brooklyn office comes to life
Designed by architecture and design office Gensler, Etsy’s Brooklyn office, New York City has recording studios, design shops, a yoga studio and more, as well as a spectacular terrace on the 9th floor. With a colourful design and plenty of greenery, it’s hard to believe you are in the middle of a city.
Using sustainable design strategies including a 3,500-gallon rainwater tank, low-flow and flush fixtures, high-efficiency light fixtures and daylight controls, and onsite and offsite solar, Etsy is committed to caring for the environment. The office space also uses salvaged and sustainable timber.
7. Pallotta TeamWorks values sustainable living
Events services company, Pallotta TeamWorks, had the challenge of converting a warehouse in the Atwater Village area of Los Angeles into suitable office space. With a limited budget, they needed to be creative and Clive Wilkinson & Associates were up for the challenge.
Seven tented villages were created inside the warehouse (one for each department) with beautiful white tent tops; these were anchored to the ground by shipping containers which doubled as executive offices. Not only did they save money but they reinforced their sustainability message.
8. Quirky London office for G Adventures
Innovative small group travel company, G Adventures, prides itself on their creative and inspiring workspaces, and if their London office is anything to go by they are doing that very well. From royalty-inspired meeting spaces to an English themed conference room complete with a replica phone box, their fun and quirky designs reflect the culture of their business.
9. The Barbarian Group and their never ending table
Clive Wilkinson Architects gutted a loft in the New York garment district to create a unique and collaborative workspace for new generation internet advertising agency, The Barbarian Group. The whole office revolves around a never ending plywood table that makes its way around the room, creating plenty of space for storage and meeting areas.
Source: Clive Wilkinson Architects
Create an office that is both beautiful and productive
At Vestra, our office interior design team is very experienced at what they do. Using a collaborative design process, our consultants will help bring your vision to life to capture your business brand and culture.
If you’ve been inspired by these uniquely beautiful office interior designs, contact Vestra today to find out how we can help you design your own stunning office in Sydney’s CBD and surrounds.