AUDITING FIRM
AL RAWI
AUS RESEARCH
AHEC COLLABORATION

Talent Consultancy
Bay Square, Dubai, UAE
Completed 2016
180 sqm

This office was designed to balance an informal, residential start-up atmosphere with the professional demands of a consulting firm with blue chip clients. For this talent consultancy in Dubai, the brief was to create an office that felt professional and well thought out, but also young and vibrant to reflect the culture of the company. In response we created a pastel-toned office space, rich with patterns and layered with tactile textures. Privacy was a focal aspect in the overall design, given the confidential nature of discussions taking place, so the space was designed to maximise the number of closed offices without physically blocking off the rest of the space and natural light.

Layering of spaces was key to creating the look and feel desired by the client. One of the examples is a 3D screen reception backdrop, dense at the bottom to provide privacy, becoming more open as it reaches the ceiling to allow natural light to flow through. The reception lounge area has a residential feel with a custom designed floor-to-ceiling library that doubles up as an informal meeting area for internal meetings and non-confidential client and supplier meetings.

Products / Furniture by Martex, Vitra Eames Plastic RAR chairs, IKEA & BO concept. Lighting by Ingo Maurer Zettel Z’5 and Huda Lighting.

Materials / Polished concrete floor, Jotun paints, Interface carpets, Kvadrat Clouds & wood flooring.

Winner of Index Design Awards Boutique Office 2016

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