Workplace design

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about workplace design

Project • By Bean BuroOffices

Project E Beauty / Embracing Softness

“Inspiration for the design was drawn from elements of nature, skins, and softness, which informed the colour palette, rounded geometries, and unique details.” — Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, co-founder of Bean Buro Bean Buro “This soothing narrative allowed the design to incorporate abstract wall patterns, custom door handles, and delicate touches of colour throughout the space.” — Lorène Faure, co-founder of Bean Buro Bean Buro The Brief: Sculpting a Comfortable and Inspiring Oasis We were approached by our client, Project E Beauty, to create a transformative workplace design that prioritised comfort, inspiration, and sophistication at their Hong Kong operational site. Located in an industria... More

Project • By Bean BuroOffices

Mangrove Garden

“Our design for this financial institution takes a progressive approach to workplace culture, aiming to blend natural elements with human-centred strategies, and prioritising well-being and hospitality.” — Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, co-founder of Bean Buro HDP Photography HDP Photography “Materials and colours were carefully selected to establish a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere. The client’s iconic red colour is reinterpreted and paired with a wide range of hues in different elements, creating a space that challenges traditional corporate norms and inspires creativity.” — Lorène Faure, co-founder of Bean Buro HDP Photography Bean Buro has created a contemporary workspace for a lea... More

Product • By ErgomasterFSL500 - electric height-adjustable frame

FSL500 - electric height-adjustable frame

Discover the freedom of work. Flexi is an electric height-adjustable frame with the stoke of 500mm. Simple yet stylish design available in four colour options makes a piece of furniture that can be easily arranged in any interior regardless of the leading style. The anti-collision system provides safety while the thermal sensor is protecting the frame from overheating. The frame is equipped with adjustable telescopic beams that help to pair the frame with worktops of various dimensions. Upgradable control panel and solid lifting power allow employing Flexi in various types of offices, from open space to home office interiors. Two variants of the feet depth to select from.   Weight - 25.06 kg Recommended table depth -800 mm Recomme... More

Project • By FCAOffices

FCA Philadelphia Headquarters

Leading architecture and interior design firm FCA is pleased to unveil its renovated Philadelphia headquarters. Through a two-year process of comprehensive research, employee surveys, and design charrettes, FCA developed a forward-facing workplace tailored strategically to the needs of its employees and the engagement of their clients in the process. The refreshed office embodies the firm’s strategy in practice, serving as a springboard for future workplaces across the country. “It was an exciting challenge to reimagine our own workplace,” says Aran McCarthy, AIA, NCARB, President at FCA. “It required us to dig deep and discover what our team truly wants from an office. Our new office needs to give people something... More

Project • By FyraOffices

EY Finland

In today's fast-paced landscape, securing top talent is crucial. The new Helsinki workplace of the auditing and consulting firm EY, reflects a vision of hospitality driven office. Fyra was chosen as EY’s partner to make a bold statement about EY's culture and workplace mission to create a future-proof workplace that fosters team and cross-team collaboration and strengthens the sense of belonging in a hybrid working model.  Riikka Kantinkoski Riikka Kantinkoski Riikka Kantinkoski Fyra was given a challenge to create a first-class employee experience through flexible spatial solutions, cutting-edge technology, and bringing a focus on well-being and sustainability as primary drivers. The workplace, comprising two exi... More

Project • By ZyetaOffices

Druva

In the heart of the bustling urban landscape, nestled among the towering concrete structures, there exists a haven of ingenuity and originality. Druva, the pioneering global frontrunner in software and IT infrastructure, has transformed the contemporary workplace paradigm. Upon entering their headquarters, one is immediately enveloped in a fusion of practicality and elegance, where every nook whispers the assurance of progress and efficiency. Zyeta With a forward-thinking approach, Druva's designers have meticulously crafted a space that transcends the ordinary, embracing the pulse of modernism while honoring the essence of teamwork. At the heart of this design philosophy lies the belief in the power of adaptability. Here, employees a... More

Project • By Bean BuroOffices

Landmark South

“Driven by wellbeing, the proposed solution focuses on enhancing employee interaction and connection to nature through a cascading seating platform that allows views of the surroundings. Additional features include window bay seating for panoramic views of the mountains and a meeting room designed to mimic a house in the woods, thereby blending functionality with eco-friendly design.” — Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, co-founder of Bean Buro Bean Buro   “The choice of materials - natural timber in long walls and ceilings, leather for cabinets and window seating, and cork fabric for wall coverings and cushions - reinforces our commitment to a nature-inspired design. The use of green hues reflects the nearby greenery... More

Project • By Bean BuroOffices

Best World International / Wellness Oasis

“In this nature-inspired design, a versatile garden-style café island serves town hall events, featuring a central island with surrounding seating and a captivating mirror ceiling, for a unique and visually attractive effect.” - Lorène Faure, co-founder of Bean Buro Daniel Koh Daniel Koh “The goal is to establish a versatile and inviting workspace to attract employees back to the office after the COVID-19 remote work period. Emphasizing employee wellbeing, this design fosters a refreshed company culture and facilitates seamless collaboration among team members.” - Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, co-founder of Bean Buro Daniel Koh Daniel Koh The Brief: A Haven for Productivity and We... More

Project • By LOM architecture and designOffices

250 Bishopsgate

LOM architecture and design have worked with NatWest Group to transform a 20-year-old desk-centric building into an engaging and social head office. 250 Bishopsgate, an 11-storey glass and steel building at the edge of the City of London, was chosen as the bank’s future head office when NatWest streamlined their London office portfolio from 6 major buildings to 2. After a multi-year refurbishment programme, the building now works harder, is more sustainable, and healthier. © Nicholas Worley LOM’s transformation was carried out over multiple phases before and during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the building remaining operational throughout.  © Nicholas Worley The major retrofit project set out to radical... More

Project • By 2BOLDOffices

Orquest & Decide4AI HQ

Decide4AI and Orquest are two sister start-ups that develop software for process optimization. Through their expertise in advanced analytics they help their clients improve the efficiency of operations through the automation of certain tasks. Both companies share headquarters since their origins (Orquest was born as a product of Decide4AI), so their teams coexist and work in a very similar way. Víctor de la Fuente Formed by a multidisciplinary group of experts in data analysis, programming and user experience, they transmit the most human side of the artificial intelligence they work with. With highly professional profiles whose friendliness and good humor are visible from the first contact. Víctor de la Fuente Af... More

Project • By 2BOLDOffices

Circular Madrid HQ

Circular is a network for hiring tech talent.  Designed specifically for in-house recruiters within fast-growing tech companies, it is the go-to recruitment network for finding talent. It also works the other way round, providing every recommended candidate with a guaranteed first-class job-seeking experience. Víctor de la Fuente Based on the recommendation effect (each candidate is endorsed by in-house recruiters), its DNA keystone is its community.  The result: a professional, agile and trustable hiring experience. Víctor de la Fuente On their third year of existence, having faced a wide expansion and foreseeing the one to come, they decided to turn their main HQ in Madrid into a statement space. ... More

Project • By Ekho StudioOffices

PRS for Music Workplace Hub

Ekho Studio has completed the second stage of a new London HQ workplace project for PRS for Music, the home to the Performing Right Society (PRS), who ensure royalty payments for members whenever their music is performed, broadcast, streamed, downloaded, reproduced, played in public or used in film and TV. PRS for Music also supports its members by influencing policy and supporting and hosting awards and events and is committed to protecting the value of music. All images by Billy Bolton All images by Billy Bolton Ekho Studio was appointed to design the workplace scheme at Hay’s Galleria at London Bridge in January 2022. A first, smaller phase of work had already been completed, with Ekho Studio Founding Partner Sarah Dodsw... More

Project • By SpaceInvaderOffices

Stopford House

The complete refurbishment of Stopford House for Stockport Council by Manchester-based designers SpaceInvader has now been shortlisted for a BCO North Award 2023. Stopford House is a key asset in Stockport Council’s workplace estate and was purpose-built in 1975 to accommodate a wide range of Council services. The Brutalist-style, 6-storey building, which has a net internal area of 72,505 sq ft, features concrete external panelling that matches the council’s Neo-Wren Town Hall building directly opposite. When the Council came to SpaceInvader in late 2020 to carry out an initial workplace strategic review, this included assessing the building’s current and ongoing fitness for purpose. After a thorough examination of the bu... More

Project • By C& Partners Architects IncOffices

eFemme Headquarters office - Toronto

eFemme provides business and media solutions to other companies across Canada, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and New York. Their Toronto location is situated at the top floor of a commercial building. As a young company, their staff are generally between 20 to 30 years old, many of whom carry specific skillsets, forming small workgroups according to their project’s requirements. As a result, they need a high degree of flexibility in their working environment. C& Partners Architects C& Partners Architects In order to design the spaces and the optimum circulation, we studied their daily routine, users’ behaviours and average time spent on different tasks. The company’s branding inspired the material s... More

Project • By Acorp ConsultantsOffices

Weir Ensci

Weir Ensci has opened an new office in Bangalore. One of the main design objectives was to create a space that reflects the company’s principle of open & transparent work culture for their employees, a workspace design that attracts new talents and promotes technology & innovation. Copyright : Acorp Consultants The design language of the space reverberates with Indian culture & flows into every space  in the form of abstract patterns through most of the elements. Sporting Scandinavian color palette & incorporating the  hues from company's branding, this office interior is a synthesis of bold & warm ambiance used for spaces like Board room, Business Head Cabin & VC rooms which are more formal, an... More