ET Design- 譚沛嶸
The aim is to create an office space that is nothing like the traditional cubicle layout, this interior design company focus on the working environment to be fun, creative and comfortable with openness. The purposes of making such a workplace is to give employees a comfortable, yet stress relief environment to do work and also motivate employees to want to be in the office. The 4000-square-feet space filled with game room, TV room, pool table and a homey open kitchen. A gym is also at hand to keep the workers in healthy body and mind. Beside the fun areas, there are 2 open workspaces, 2 open meeting areas, an open reading area, bunch of material supply display areas, 2 private meeting rooms and 4 private offices.
As an office for an interior design company, the aim is to create a non-traditional office environment with a relaxed and playful atmosphere for both employees and clients. For employees, it is a relaxed, yet lively space to ease their mindset to enhance creativity. For clients, we hope to provide a playful environment to facilitate their imagination and to be more open on receiving possible design ideas. The design idea of this office originates on the concept of a working playground with colors of the rainbow. These colors are reflected by the sunshine after the rain creating an inviting and refreshed environment to enhance creativity. This playground may combine the use of many specific interior design materials and display areas to facilitate the discussion of design with both staffs and clients. Now a days it is not compulsory for an office to remain in the traditional format, it can be fun, playful and entertaining to reflect a lifestyle to achieve a professional image. The fun and playful elements can be a natural source of endorphin to relax the mind and soul to make a workplace become an active playground. This would potentially be the best ergonomic for future workplace. To achieve the design, the floorplan is carefully mapped to reflect a professional image in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Upon the entrance area, the lighting is subtle with logo display in conference room, followed by a tunnel of material displays. Then the main creative idea emerges by placing an American Pool table in the center of the open office to achieve a working playground. The rainbow feature wall helps to induce a fun and relaxed environment for more creative ideas to facilitate their work process.
Further, the office is purposely designed using different materials, textures for wall/flooring, lightings and smart home control system to showcase their design work. Clients and guests appreciate such environment compared to traditional office to demonstrate the sprite of quality design throughout the office in a playful manner. The designer’s expectation is to create a fresh and relaxed environment whether is for the purpose of a workplace, meetings or pure entertainment; everyone is entitled to enjoy this comfortable and refreshed feeling. Users have expressed a genuine liking towards the design, as staffs enjoy the spacious relaxed environment to maintain energy level. Visitors tends to stay much longer. Many corporate clients appreciates the smoking/cigar room facility to ease the business negotiation process. Other enjoys the non-traditional environment to show a good design and material displays, which creates a one-stop shop for material purchase and design service.
Besides creating a working playground for staffs with a relaxed environment and a place to facilitate the business process with clients and enhancing the design process. The office can also be used as a gathering place for business partners, employees, friends and family. It an additional way to optimize the usage of the facility (been environment friendly to maximize the usage of resource) as well as improving the quality of life with this well-equipped playground during non-office hour.