Office interiors have changed dramatically in the last decade. Thanks to companies like Google and Twitter, the notion of what we would typically know as an “office” has been completely reimagined. Features like slippery slopes, fireman’s poles and fully catered staff kitchens are now hot on the agenda, with big companies in fierce competition to take the prize of who has the coolest office interiors.
Whether you are designing your home office, personal work space or envisage an entire building refit, take a look at these 10 examples of hot office interiors that are sure to fill you with ideas and inspiration.
Well resolved office interiors span into the home office, too. English interior design firm, Latham Interiors, show off a wonderful contemporary office space at the rear of a residential property. Exposed wooden ceiling rafters coupled with low hung industrial style lighting create a room that is sleek, modern and full of quirky design features. Credit to the designers and their obvious knack for their craft, current and future clients will walk into this office space feeling as though they are in very capable hands.
Segregated, closed off office interiors are too, a thing of the past with many companies choosing to knock out internal partitions in favour of an open plan design. These types of offices foster a sense of community, allowing workers to feel as though all employees are on an equal playing field. Hierarchies aside, open plan office interiors allow staff to freely communicate, creating an atmosphere that is conducive to conversation and interaction, as evidenced in this image by Reis London.
A space to host important clients and meetings is extremely important for an company, so when planning a new set of office interiors, it is essential to factor in a board room. This petite, but grandiose board room has a lot of personality and character, showing off fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. Completed by Etagi Design Collaborative for Aabhath Consulting in India, one immediately feels as though this company means business.
Encompassing a more casual approach to a board room than above, XUL Architecture have created this contemporary and eclectic design for their office interiors. With a clever way to show off samples and swatches, the designers now have the perfect space to perform client consultations and team meetings. Exhibiting their flair for design, this meeting room has a quasi-retro feel, evidenced by the curvaceous light fitting and mid-century table and chair set.
Gone are the days of staff kitchens being a tiny hole in the wall that hosts only a kettle and coffee pot. Nowadays, they are a space that is vibrant and exciting, encouraging staff members who may not necessarily be in direct contact to interact. Morgan Lovell are the brainchild of this phenomenal office design for ThoughtWorks. As mentioned in the introduction, office interiors, inclusive of their kitchens, have been totally reimagined. Whether you need a break from the screen or a space to hold a quick team meeting, a kitchen such as this is sure to make you feel reinvigorated and get those creative juices flowing!
The brief for this project from Wallpapered was to create a full size map of the area that the pictured Estate Agency covered. This is a quirky take on the humble office interiors, showing that even professions which have been in existence for decades can still be host to creative and quirky design features. Serving both a practical and aesthetic purpose, this wallpaper provides not only a visual aid for clients but packs a solid punch in terms of eye-catching, new-age office interiors.
A new tech company approached General Assembly to complete the design of their office interiors in Soho. The existing industrial interiors have been custom transformed into a workable office space that feels open and exciting, housing a series of interesting design features. The bespoke office tables (pictured) have been designed to support the growth of the design team, with the mural in the background born from a generative rhino script that was painted on the wall to add a touch of pizazz and brightness to the new office interiors.
You'd never have imagined this office was originally a redundant brick warehouse. Completed by Caseyfierro Architects for Jasper Morrison Design, the brief of the new office interiors was to pay homage to the history of the site, harnessing elements from the past, all while bringing the space into the 21st century. Designers are hands-on people by nature, so it was essential to incorporate a workshop into the office design. Here, you can see a space that is cleverly resolved despite it's small footprint, packed full with all the necessary tools of the trade.
An icon in London, Drakes are only of the only traditional tailors that are still hand tailoring ties in the UK. Their existing 1930s building has been completely transformed by architecture firm Hawkins\Brown to house a space that accommodates the creative, business operations and manufacturing processes of the company. The new office interiors house the studio, office accommodation and nine apartments. The flat roof, which boasts stunning views over Southbank and the city, has allowed for a rooftop garden that can be used by the employees and residents. The warehouse has now been reinvigorated inline with the company ethos.
Lastly but definitely not least, just when you thought you'd seen it all in terms of office interiors, Stair Factory surprises us with this phenomenal staircase located inside a Goteburg office. Enchanting in both colour and shape, this curvaceous steel structure is an undeniably stunning feature that will no doubt be the stand out, focal point of this office for many decades to come.
We hope after viewing this series of 10 office interiors that you feel inspired to take on your own project. Remember, these days, only limit is your imagination—let it run free!
If you've enjoyed browsing these 10 office interiors, take a look at the following ideabook: 5 spectacular modern kitchen designs