A Peek Inside OpenOCean’s New Helsinki Office

A Peek Inside OpenOCean’s New Helsinki Office

Venture capital firm OpenOCean recently hired interior design studio Mint & More to design their new office in Helsinki, Finland.

“The aim was to make the office something special and unique but which would still be homelike and comfortable. The concept inspired by water and waves also builds on the company’s liquid graphic identity in a fresh way. The oceanic vibe of the concept connects the spaces together from the “Oyster” and “Atoll” meeting rooms to the “Shore” inspired lounge. Mint & More utilised transparent, mirrored and rippled materials to create a smooth water-like atmosphere. In the middle of the office is also a moodier relaxation space called the Abyss.

Mint & More picked elements for OpenOcean’s office that would function as conversation starters, such as beautiful luminaires, artwork and custom acoustic elements. Over two thirds of the furniture and lamps are second-hand – carefully curated to fit the aesthetic. The look and feel is finally elevated by special details like perfect sea-blue extension cords.

As important as it is to create a concept that fits the client, the choices must also have style and class that suit the architecture. All the surface materials such as the flooring, glass partition walls and doors where designed to honour the old architecture. Functionally the office is split into two halves with a quieter focused work side and a more lively interaction side. This approach of mixing calming and comfortable with fun and inspiring atmospheres gives the spaces range to serve different needs.”

  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Date completed: 2024
  • Size: 2,152 square feet
  • Design: Mint & More
Breakout space
Breakout space
Meeting space
Meeting room
Breakout space