Inside Bonusway’s New Helsinki Office
Bonusway, a Finnish e-commerce startup that offers cash rewards and online shopping inspiration for consumers recently hired design agency Mint & More Creative, to design their new offices in Helsinki, Finland.
“In the beginning of the project, Bonusway had two different new spaces they were interested in. We originally created two separate layout plans for the two spaces to compare the opportunities they offered. The office was designed to be open, with the kitchen as the heart of the office. Work stations were grouped into teams for better communication. Bonusway’s internationality and growth was a major theme in the office. The meeting rooms were themed based on countries they operated in: Scandinavia, Russia & Turkey. This was to make sure the overseas teams felt like they always had a place just for them at the HQ in Helsinki. We created several custom design elements for the office, such as a wooden laser-cut world map to track their world domination, a custom marquee light letter installation, and a lighting installation for the Scandinavian meeting room with the conversation-starting fish lamp. The photowall tells the company’s story. We made sure the Bonusway plus logo was subtlely placed everywhere, even in the plants pots. The office had to be so comfortable that staff could spend evenings and nights there. This live-in homey feel was created by making an inviting lounge with a massive hidden screen, a communal, central dining room and kitchen, and a cushioned window sill work station. Just to top it off, the office has a nap room for both short and longer naps”, says Mint & More