A Tour of SD Capital’s Elegant Kiev Office
SD Capital, an investment company that aims to promote domestic and foreign investment in Ukraine, recently hired interior design firm studii YOD Design Lab to design their new office in Kiev, Ukraine.
“As soon as we saw the rooms we immediately decided, that view from window will become the starting point for designing. Therefore, we designed interior so that a church could be seen from maximum number of viewing points. We set ourselves a goal to create a workspace with comfortable and cozy atmosphere, because workers spend in the workplace most of their time. Hence a decision to apply non-typical materials for office: heat-treated deadwood oak, big slabs of which are located in negotiation room and working areas; corrugated glass that refracts light; corten steel with backlighting, which gives a soft shade to concrete walls and ceiling with open communications. Lighting has a warm range, that is also atypical for office space. Everything is for the employees to be pleased to be at work without feeling discomfort. All in order to it was a pleasure for employees to be in their workplace without feeling discomfort. The main constructive and sculptural component in design of rooms became a reinforced concrete beam that runs through 3 floors and ends on the last 10th floor, successfully fitting into overall interior of office. We have made the office space as open as possible, isolating negotiating room and chief’s cabinet by glass partitions. Kitchen with seating area are combined into a separate closed block, lined by corten steel. Steel in combination with wooden countertops from a solid oak array and warm zonal lighting contrasts with concrete walls and structural elements, which provides an amiable atmosphere necessary for work. Thereby, proceeding from specifics of company’s activities, analytics related, we have created an ascetic and restrained interior without unnecessary elements with the main emphasis on ergonomics and comfortable staying of workers in their workplace.”
- Location: Kiev, Ukraine
- Date completed: 2017
- Size: 2,335 square feet
- Design: YOD Design Lab
- Photos: Roman Kupriyan