It’s long been understood that we need to feel comfortable and calm in our physical work settings to produce our finest work – and the best way to achieve this? Through quality workspace design! Let’s take a few tips from this stress-busting workspace in Chicago – we think it has it all…
At the heart of the office, a showstopping double-height space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city’s iconic skyline makes a lasting impression. Dedicated to teamwork, this zone includes two different areas for meetings and collaboration. A formal zone, complete with a large TRENTO table and eight SAINT DENIS armchairs, accommodates conferences but also co-working. Nearby, a more informal zone, kitted out living room-style with twin SALZBOURG sofas, matching CHAUMONT armchairs, a LIVORNO coffee table and side table, and ARENDAL side table operates as a welcoming area for guests or a comfortable breakout spot for employees.
Overlooking this central space is a secluded mezzanine office that feels separate but still connected to the activities taking place below thanks to a glass partition. Simply furnished with a BALI desk, DUBAI II armchair, twin DUBAI armchairs and a JUNEAU ceiling lamp at its centre, it’s ideal for conducting private business affairs.
Decorated throughout in a sophisticated palette of cream and grey tones with pops of navy blue, the colours reflect the shades of the cityscape and sky, while layers of solid wood, glossy veneer, polished steel and soft upholstery add interesting textures and a tangible sense of luxury. Supplementary arrangements of books, flowers, vases and artworks add to the homely vibe and help to establish a pleasant and therefore more productive atmosphere.