Inside Kofein’s Super Sleek Zagreb Office
Kofein, an advertising agency focusing on all areas of advertising, from the idea and strategy to the real production, recently hired office design form Brigada to design their new offices in Zagreb, Croatia.
“Even before entering the agency, the visitor is intrigued by a stylized reception and metal lighting installation. The motif of “Kofein” has been translated into the reception desk by giving the impression of entering a boutique coffee shop, a small lounge area where people might have coffee or read a newspaper. Further into the space, the restrooms and photo studio are hidden by a central brick corridor, and the exterior walls serve as a neutral backdrop for displaying pictures and graphics. The rich collection of Croatian modern art also adds a unique touch, giving visitors and employees a sense of pause, as if in an art gallery. The conference rooms act as major color accents where tables, curtains and trapezoidal lining bricks of matching color are interpreted through different materials and textures. Large conference tables act as unique elements made from metal profiles and hpl boards. With major pieces reduced to basic shapes, the room’s emphasis falls on the color and spatial experience as a whole. The work zone occupies the largest portion of the open floor plan, utilizing a flexible workspace organization which gives the ability to add space with an increase in employees, without affecting the quality of work or spatial experience. The gallery serves as the main focus of the space, enclosed by a red metal structure that uses its semi-transparency to separate the brainstorming area, the individual work area, and the dining room. In the director’s office, there is a sophisticated mid-century aesthetic formed by a large, uniquely designed work desk and storage space containing a mini bar – which also serves as a monolithic element for displaying sculptures and artwork. The final result is a modern, functional, and eclectic space that serves as a primary office, but also encourages the creation of creative and quality new ideas”, says Brigada
- Location: Zagreb, Croatia
- Date completed: 2017
- Design: Brigada
- Photos: Jure Zivkovic