Abu Dhabi, UAE
The design of this office is inspired by ‘cultural villages’ - the distinct little neighborhoods that make up great cities such as Soho, Wall Street and the Upper West Side in New York. A single, powerful architectural gesture - the sculptural, organic wooden canopy that spans the space and forms walls, flooring, reception desks and seating - pulls everything together 3-dimensionally. This is a group of areas, each with their own identity, drawn together by a shared sense of community.
At one end you will find the ‘festival space’, with an amphitheatre and café-style seating, where people come to eat, chat and be entertained. At the other end is the main workspace, designed for deep, focused work. In between are a series of collaborative spaces, such as the main meeting room, or ‘city loft’, which exudes a relaxed, urban, yet sophisticated feel.
Products / Furniture by Stellar Works, custom bespoke joinery, Vitra - Joyn desks, ID chairs, HAL chairs, Softshell chairs, Eames DSW chair, Eames Plastic RAR chairs, Herman Miller Posh system, Carpets CC, La Palma, Magis, Pedrail. Lighting by Ingo Maurer Zettel Z’5, Vibia, Seletti Moresque & Foscarini Jamaica.
Materials / Polished concrete floor, Jotun Paints, Interface carpets, Kvadrat Clouds, glass partitions by Kaprel & wood flooring
Highly Commended at the Commercial Interior Design Awards 2017 and Interior Design Best of the Year Award 2017