Note Design Studio’s new flexible workspace is full of surprises
Note Design Studio has created the interiors for Douglas House, the latest flexible workspace for The Office Group in London
An expert in fine flexible workspace, TOG (The Office Group) always has a new offering up its sleeve, and the company’s latest space, Douglas House, has just launched with interiors by Note Design Studio. The new six-floor office building on Great Titchfield Street in London is filled with personality, and uses its bold design to make a difference in the work experience of its users.
Note’s design offers a ‘gentle punch’ to all who step in off the street, says the famed Sweden based multidisciplinary studio. The structure, originally built in the 1930s, was previously a more run-of-the-mill office space. Note responded to it by creating a series of surprises within, defining different areas through colour and design gestures, underpinned by the studio’s contemporary, clean aesthetic.
A striking, undulating glass block wall runs the entire length of the ground floor, diving the space while allowing light to travel through its transparent nature. ‘This was a way for us to be disruptive and to challenge the standards of an average refurbishment – to create a space within a space, a world of its own within the old building,’ says Note co-founder Johannes Carlström.
Elsewhere, warm, natural materials mix with statement primary colours in compositions that are eye catching but not too distracting. Carefully selected furniture includes ultramarine Marenco armchairs and sofas by Artrex and Muller van Severen hanging lamps. A gym, a roof terrace, breakout spaces, a cafe and a plant filled ‘oxygen’ room offers wellness options to users. Additionally, the versatility of this flexible workspace ‘has made it relatively easy to render the office Covid-secure,’ explains TOG.
This is not the first time TOG worked with Note. Their earlier collaboration, Summit House, also featured a rich combination of colours, materials and wellness features. ‘So we were confident that working together, we would inject something truly exciting and forward-thinking into Douglas House,’ says TOG head of design Nasim Koerting. §