A Tour of Work & Co’s Minimalist New Portland Office
Work & Co, a digital product agency that delivers digital innovations for brands such as Virgin America, Nike, Apple, Google and Facebook, recently hired interior design firm Casework to design their new office, located in Northwest Portland, Oregon.
“Casework broke the space into a variety of functions suited for Work & Co’s varying needs. To accommodate their multitude of designers, a large open office with modular custom desking units were created on the main floor. Maple wood slat ceilings were incorporated not only for visual appeal but to keep the large open space with exposed concrete floors quiet. Multiple meeting rooms of different sizes were built to house groups at large conference tables, as well as additional lounge spaces with sofas, side tables, and armchairs. Phone rooms with tufted walls were added for private conversations or focused, quiet workspaces. To promote their values of community and creativity, a spacious break room and was designed. This space also features the maple wood slat ceiling. Here, the firm gathers for catered lunches, and to rest from their computer screens. An analog library was included on the lower level, again to give a place of respite for the creatives. Overall, the scheme for this project was kept very minimal to give a place for creative eyes to rest. The Scandinavian inspired palette is the perfect backdrop for the digital agency to develop ideas,” says Casework