A uniform expression has prevailed for a long time in interiors, both commercial and private. In terms of office aesthetics the formula has been somewhat narrow and with only a limited number of elements, namely: white walls and ceilings, grey floors, white desks and black chairs. It is sometimes jazzed up with a bit of steel and glass. This is interesting when you realise that white walls are the colour that causes people to struggle most with concentration over time!
Luckily, this is all changing. The biggest trends we are seeing now are to do with employee well-being, corporate identity and customised colour use – as well as an increased focus on quality and sustainability.
Who is the customer?
We work with a wide range of clients, from smaller entrepreneurial customers to large corporations.
What are our guiding principles?
Our goal is to create functional and efficient, worker-oriented office environments. This means the use of colour should advance the aims one has for the office premises. We work in alignment with the following principles:
Brand: The aesthetic expression should reinforce and communicate the corporate identity and brand without making it look like an advertising poster.
Environment: Who works for the company? What is the internal environment and jargon like? What would the employees like? How do you express the common “soul” of those who work there?
Health: What measures can be taken to reduce sick leave and increase job satisfaction in the workplace?
Procedure and delivery
Every project starts with an initial meeting. In this, the client’s aims and wishes for the office premises are clarified. The overall approach and any desires around colour use are noted and it becomes our goal to get to know the company as best as we can and obtain an impression of the employees, their personalities and any quirks. We ask: what should the premises convey and how should it feel to be there? The colour concept we develop will be long lasting and not just a reaction to short-term trends.
Based on this initial meeting, a draft colour scheme / concept is prepared within the agreed timeframe. The concept includes colour codes with product references, but it can also include floor plans and furnishing suggestions if desired. After the first draft, adjustments can still be made before the product is finalised.