Out of Office by KNOL
Interior design studio KNOL has recently completed a new office design for digital agency Out of Office in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
In setting up ‘Out of Office’ studio KNOL collaborated with Anna Dekker, a social urban planner that has completed research at the LSE on new ways of working and suitable spaces for doing so. Together they translated the current trends into an interior concept that conforms to all the essentials of a modern flexworking space. Besides basics such as wide opening hours, plenty of electricity sockets, good coffee, fast and free wi-fi, the space integrated elements of play and allowed for a change of scenery to keep the workers ‘fresh’. In the design, studio KNOL responded to the new working trends by creating a variety of thematic environments in the open space of 300 m2, allowing workers to choose the setting they felt most comfortable in at that moment. Out of Office hosted five characteristic areas that – by now – we all recognize as a workspace: a bed, a living room, a garden, a library and a coffee bar. Anna: “We didn’t want to create a completely non-work environment (such as home), we don’t want an environment that screams work either. We created a space that whispers work.”, says studio KNOL
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Date completed: April 2014
Size: 300 square meters
Design and architecture: KNOL
Photos: Corneel de Wilde