TransferWise, a money transfer service that allows people and businesses to send money abroad without hidden charges, reached out to interior design and fit out firm ThirdWay Interiors, to design their new offices in Shoreditch, London.
“The building itself was an incredibly difficult building to work in with its concrete floor and exposed ceilings, not to mention the large amount of columns so the design needed to work in harmony with the buildings architecture. Hence the design is more about form, shapes and beautiful yet simple materials, rather than bold and quirky start up vibes. The building also lacked solid walls and areas for whiteboards; a key element behind how TransferWise work so we had to create a new way to give them white board space without making the space feel segmented or add to the already visually busy building. The old space they were in no longer worked for them space wise but also function wise. They needed more meeting spaces, conference call rooms and an environment that allowed them to be flexible around work stations. We carried out a workspace analysis to work out exactly what was and wasn’t working currently and what everyone needed in the new office. We even sat in and studied how they worked as it was incredibly unique to them. This information was then reflected in the space plan,” said ThirdWay Interiors