A Whimsical Workplace By InD' Design
Showcasing a perfect balance of fun and functionality, this office has an atmosphere that promotes collaboration, communication and feelings of comfort.
Enlisted to give this Boustead Travel Services office a new look as part of its efforts to better distinguish itself in its industry, the inD’finity Design team took into account all of their client’s requirements before proceeding. The new appearance had to not only reflect the company’s culture but also have an opendesk system, provide more seating freedom and be compatible with the company’s recent decision to embrace sustainability. As a result, the new layout was incredibly spacious, had long sightlines and obtained most of its light from natural sources. A departure from the parent company’s aesthetic, it has an industrial feel to it that is softened by a palette of bright tones and a touch of greenery.
In order to magnify the existing sense of spaciousness, the ceiling was opened up to expose its base finished state. Similarly, the entire establishment except for the in-house gym obeys the open office concept so that that there are no boundaries separating management and the staff. Instead, table sizes and unique shapes are used to visually define the borders of each ‘room’. A wide variety of meeting spaces and one large multipurpose area were also incorporated to encourage employee interactions and collaborations. Should the need for privacy arise, there are enclosed ocean blue and forest green call rooms available for use. Additionally, the conference rooms utilise a lot of glass which serve as both a decorative choice and makeshift writing boards
Preventing the office from being an ‘all work and no play’ environment are elements such as the lounge spaces where employees can relax and quirky quotes on the walls. Last but not least, there are two pantries with one being connected to a balcony for better ventilation. Aside from gardening, this place is ideal for a cigarette break as the smell of the smoke will dissipate quickly and not linger inside the office.