Long gone are the days when office spaces were clinical and lacked personality. Thankfully we’ve moved on from multitudes of white cubicles and stark boring set ups. These days, companies are paying more attention to the design and quality of their workspaces. The usual suspects like Google, Pixar, Skype get top marks in this department. But they’re not the only ones making a change. We share two other examples that show creativity and character in office design.
1) Nuon Amsterdam office
Architects: Heyligers Design + Projects
Image source: Contemporist
2) Axiom New York office
Architects: BHDM Design, Photography by Adam Macchia.
Image source: InteriorDesign
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As we’ve been talking about textured walls this month, it’s about time we cover one interior design style that all of us have seen at some point: exposed brick walls. Most often you might be able to see these in public spaces, such as halls, restaurants and cafes. Here are a few examples:
Yet exposed brick walls can sit quite nicely in a home interior as well in most rooms: from kitchens to bedroom, from dining areas to bathrooms:
If you’re one to think that exposed brick walls come only in one colour – you are in for a treat! Either you’re looking to create a high contrast or something that easily ‘blends in’ with the rest of the room, there are plenty of creative options you can chose from. Here are some of our favourite ones:
While opting for a wallcovering that imitates brick might seem an easy option to recreate this look within a low budget, we are quite reserved about it. In our vision, the strength of exposed brick walls comes from their coarse, unfinished, rugged appearance and trying to imitate this might turn into a tacky interior design. Best to stick to the original, or try something completely different.