This office design responds directly to the client’s demand for both a highly functional financial trading floor and a showcase for his Asian ceramics collection. The arising dynamic results in a singularly predominating gesture running through the space – a museum-quality display wall rendered in polished metals and glass – creating a self-illuminated and highly-articulated backdrop for what might have been a mundane, open-plan office.
The ‘pinwheel’ floorplan presents a clear diagram relating to workplace ergonomics, teamwork communication and access to storage, as well as focal points unrelated to daily work, whilst also exploiting the views and daylight. An open pantry further hints of a vibrant, communicative company thriving on relationships, knowledge and communication.
At Reception, a floating, encapsulated root sculpture frames a periscope view into the space, creating an enigmatic tableau of art, work and corporate pride of place.