One of Inhouse Brand Architects‘ latest design projects has left us with a little bit of office envy!
Regent Insurance is in the process of upgrading their corporate branding and appointed Inhouse to give their regional office interiors in KwaZulu-Natal the same transforming treatment. This innovatively designed office will serve as the blueprint for all the company’s offices going forward.
Designing a corporate office can be quite tricky – great importance is usually placed on functionality, branding, and the bottom line (ka-ching) which can very easily leave the space feeling cold and soulless. This is however not the case with the new Regent Insurance offices. Inhouse pulled off a corporate office space that not only met the client’s practical needs but also featured a variety of creative and playful elements to stimulate and impress staff and visiting clients alike.
One of these eye-grabbing elements is the suspended slatted timber ceiling feature in the reception waiting area. Lighting is cleverly incorporated into the solid wood bulkhead slats and the structure follows through to create a floor-to-ceiling “planted wall” which features potted succulents.
We love the bold pops of red introduced into this otherwise neutral space. The red has been used throughout to highlight and frame the glass walls of the individual offices as well as the dividing wall demarcating the pause area. Speaking of the frameless glass walls – they have integrated white boards panels which can be used on both sides of the glass – how clever!
Inhouse also created areas they refer to as “camp sites” – zones that allow staff to breakaway and meet informally. This kind of space creation is really the way to go in contemporary open plan offices.
So what do you guys and gals think? Isn’t this office cool?!
Images & info via Inhouse Brand Architects