Most of us typically don’t think of offices as the height of art and design. Just googling “office” brings up dozens of photos of stereotypical empty cubicles, but do these pictures truly represent reality?
It’s becoming increasingly evident that our work environment impacts our mood, productivity, and even health. As a result, more companies are making it a priority to create innovative spaces that reflect the office culture. Office design can be creative, fun, and engaging, and these next offices take it to the extreme.
Gucci’s ArtLab in Florence lives up to its name with its colorful, unique, and experimental approach to office design. Employing over 950 people, the building is used for a variety of activities, namely designing, prototyping, and sampling shoes and other leather goods.
The dazzling murals covering the outside of the ArtLab feature work by Unskilled Worker, Jayde Fish, Ignasi Monreal, Phannapast, Angelica Hicks, Trouble Andrew and Coco Capitán, reflecting the brand’s desire to create a work environment that’s both creative and collaborative.
Putting multiple stages of production and testing into one designated building makes Gucci unique in its approach. This decision allows for better sharing of skills and experiences across different areas of expertise.
Having calm surroundings is essential for those working a 9-to-5 in the middle of a bustling city. Using traditional and organic elements in a new, refreshing way, Indeed’s Tokyo office is a soothing yet modern space that would make any employee feel welcome.
This marvel of office design utilizes a natural yet simple color palette and curving lines to achieve a sleek, calming effect. One of the most notable features of the office is its abundant plant life as well as the use of cedar and cypress, all of which contribute to the natural motif. The space also incorporates aspects of Japanese culture such as paper lighting and murals inspired by traditional art.
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