The designer aimed at filling up the space with ambience of culture rather than simply decorating. Space where cannot be easily affected by the trend. Getting inspiration from various kinds of Arts and Culture that transcended time and generations. On the other hand, since the client was up and coming venture firm, new ideas and technologies were flexibly adapted.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This office was designed for Wantedly Inc., a Tokyo based social recruiting service cooperates with Facebook. The feature is a large informal space doubles up as an entrance to meet the client’s request; making the best use of grove of trees around the neighborhood, and creating open space to host events and workshops. The huge stairs installed in the middle of space plays an active role as seat during events, and it foster interaction and conversation between workers.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Eye catching entrance welcomes guests into the lobby area, which has been surrounded by multi-function meeting rooms. Glass doors and partitions divide the open floor so that beautiful nature view of the adjacent museum can be seen from wherever you seat. A blue Mondrian glass partition divides workspace from lobby area; besides its floor has been raised up in order to separate the space smoothly. Adopting Japanese custom to take off shoes in house, this area promotes put shoes off and work with relaxed atmosphere.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Shiroganedai, Tokyo. March to June 2015.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Entrance: marque light. Marble mosaic tile. Letter W took the first letter of company name. Meeting room: the parquet floor inspired by floor pattern of the Louvre museum. Glass partition: homage to Mondrian glass. Inspired by the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
1091 square meters.
Interior Design, Office,
The challenge was not to narrow the concept or theme in order to transcend interior design clichés. Planning and design became very challenging without particular theme, however, with very delicate balance of modern and vintage style, this office is perfectly fitting for its client.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Taiju Yamashita, Saeko Takahashi, and Ryosuke Nakamura