Headquarters of original ideas: how to save the office from stereotypes


Can the interior be motivated by a solution?non-standard tasks? Yes! Today we will tell on the example of a very unusual office in the center of Moscow on how to create a truly memorable workspace

Vintage fireplace, walking tables and the spirit of DavidLynch, looking through the window, - here he is, the smiling facade of creative consulting. The office of the independent company Proekt Agency, one of the most daring public interiors in Moscow, appeared in the heart of its historical part - Granatny Lane. These guys say they are doing "more than they should, because the result is a consequence of effort beyond the comfort zone." What conditions are necessary for people who are engaged in promotion of large commercial real estate?

In response, the architect Ekaterina Kletskaya suggesteda bold mix of vintage, modern aesthetics and naive elements. The mixture turned out to be convincing and harmoniously fit into the first floor of an old building in the center of Moscow. Ekaterina Kletskaya, architect Founder and creative director of Iceoff, a company specializing in the construction and design of public interiors. Graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute, teaches at the Higher British School of Design. Ekaterina Kletskaya, architect - These people havecreative business. It is important and useful for them to switch. The idea of ​​mixing different styles, eras and genres was best suited for this. Vintage began "from the stove" - ​​from a real French fireplace of the 19th century, which Roman brought from Paris. I really liked the idea. Later, other antique elements were added. When the workers removed the old painted drywall from the walls, an unusual brickwork was revealed - very strange, uneven, mixed with stones. We wanted to leave it, and we experimented for a long time. As a result, something was painted, something was varnished, and some of the walls were pasted over with English wallpaper with a classic pattern, which was brought to the ceiling. The result is a very interesting decorative capsule. In total there are five rooms in the office: a meeting room, an open-space, a kitchen, a wardrobe and a bathroom. Classical in appearance, the English front door is not worth it, but flies over the floor. This effect is achieved with a minimalist ladder, designed specifically. Guests are greeted by a corner-studio withequipment exhibited as if for show. The solution is not to hide the soffits in the cabinets effectively both aesthetically and practically: here they not only generate ideas, they are able to quickly implement them. Mirrors hide heavy pillars and create a slightly theatrical atmosphere. The free working area allows you to easily move around a large oval table with rosettes in the counter, individual light and personal noise protection. Chairs with "hoods" made it possible to avoid additional acoustic solutions and to preserve the vaulted ceiling. Part of the furniture was designed specifically for thisroom by sketches of Catherine in Iceoff. This furniture and brings in the interior of that very "naive" spirit. Pink racks with a holey bottom section and tables with legs resembling dinosaur paws from children's animation add to the office space very relevant notes of irony and extravagance. It was risky to create them - prototyping and testing of time was not enough. But everything turned out and "works" for several months already. Special attention is paid to lighting.On the basement floors, there is always a lack of it. Ekaterina Kletskaya, architect - I was very worried that there would be insufficient light. And we came up with the idea of ​​making the backlight with diode strips in the windows themselves. It turned out very cool: the light falls into the room at the same angle as the sun. You can enhance natural lighting with white, moonlight, or you can turn on color and create a club-like atmosphere. In the office, where something unusual is constantly happening, this turned out to be very useful. On window sills, beveled at an angle of 45 degrees,- snow-white pillows. It is convenient to lean on them if you need to distract yourself a little and look out the window. It is also convenient to wash them - they are made of leatherette. The ability to switch, constantly change the tempo and mood during work is one of the main ideas of this amazing interior. Even the uncompromisingly bright bathroom in the style of light illusions by James Tarrel "works" for her. Ekaterina Kletskaya, architect - This is something like color therapy. Such a room takes a person out of his usual visual experience. When you leave there, for the first few seconds you perceive the surrounding space differently. Probably, if the company was engaged in cargo transportation or law, I would not have proposed such a solution. But in this case, it turned out to be both logical and useful.

Convincingly mix such difficult to combinecolors, textures and effects are not an easy task, but not boring either. After several months of working in this interior, the employees admit that they have not come up with anything to find fault with. Maybe add chairs to the meeting room. And make the kitchen look like a cafe with small tables. However, Iceoff will also take care of this. Roman Krikheli, creative director of Proekt Agency, customer: - At first it was a very cool feeling. Astonishment. Shock. Pride in your office. Then the effect of novelty passed. But the joy remained. The buzz that you experience when you stand next to the fireplace, lean on a pillow by the window sill, look at the faces of guests who come for the first time ... The result is a very closed and cozy space, at the same time conducive to creativity.