Excerpt: SALONE DEL SALON Office is an interior project designed by the firm SALONE DEL SALON. SALONE DEL SALON pursues fun, uniqueness, and unrestrained expressions. The spirit of fashion has long been implanted in the DNA of its team. They have abandoned traditional, restrained, and rational work formulas for unbounded creativity, which propels them to take bolder moves in this office design. The flexible use of spheres, cylinders, and cubes builds a sense of depth and compactness in the whole space. Each piece of furniture has a unique art form, which not only demonstrates the taste of the design team but also creates a varied visual experience in the space.
[Text as submitted by Architect] Suppose the art of catwalks, which always leads fashion, is infused into the studio of designers who focus on honing their creativity. What kind of distinctive, avant-garde scenes and experiences will be generated?
Within an area of 465 square meters, the team of SALONE DEL SALON challenged themselves to conceive a workspace that incorporates the fashion vibes of Milan and Paris. The smart integration of a distinguishing art style into a professional office environment redefines coziness, fun, and a space that suits the creative design studio.
Any first-time visitor to the studio will experience a strong visual impact from its rich colors and a change in emotions. It is perhaps not so much as an office but as a runway where a fashion show is going to be put on.
SALONE DEL SALON pursues fun, uniqueness, and unrestrained expressions. The spirit of fashion has long been implanted in the DNA of its team. They have abandoned traditional, restrained, and rational work formulas for unbounded creativity, which propels them to take bolder moves in this office design.
The office space is centered around a pantry. A crisscrossing circulation route connects the whole space, which brings comfort for independent working and promises free social activities. Linear lighting adds a sense of futuristic technology. At the same time, a digital time display screen for different time zones introduces a dynamic vibe of fashion to the space.
The flexible use of spheres, cylinders, and cubes builds a sense of depth and compactness in the whole space. Each piece of furniture has a unique art form, which not only demonstrates the taste of the design team but also creates a varied visual experience in the space.
While minimalism has dominated the design market, doing “more” can be more challenging than doing “less.” The principle of de-emphasizing finishes and highlighting furnishings is wholly implemented in SALONE DEL SALON’s office. The creative combination of diversified elements, including the carpets, the furniture, and the wallpaper, gradually removes the stress of daily work, plays down conventional restrictions in the workplace, and flattens office hierarchies. Following the idea that “an office can also be a venue of art,” this workspace is a rebel against convention.
Large areas of flower prints create a richness without causing any untidiness, which complements the black texture of the ceiling. The combination of high-saturation colors also conveys spatial dynamics through a visual language.
Red and black are used as dominant hues of the space, which establishes prominent contrasts, making the space mysterious but romantic, calm yet passionate. Different ambiances coexist with each other. Bright colors awaken free will, allowing employees to shift their working modes unboundedly in a relaxing environment.
What SALONE DEL SALON did to redefine the workplace went beyond the superficial aspects. The designers also considered human habits and demands in daily life to delve into the inner harmony between people and the workspace.
A series of customized furniture is brought into the office, including a round leisure zone embedded in a wall, a whiteboard set up as part of a wall, various cupboards available for storage and adornment, and a long table in front of the pantry. All these ingenious details add a humanistic touch of warmth to the already unique office environment.
The bold match of contrasting red and green comes from the designers’ confidence in applying colors. As opening the olive green door of the meeting room, the staff will be greeted with a more passionate color — scarlet.
Complemented by flamboyant color and lighting, the pure geometric surfaces wrap the staff in a lively atmosphere as soon as they step into the room. Amid such an environment, the passion for creation, the brainstorming for meetings, and the sparkles of ideas are inspired naturally.
The negotiation room adopts a classical Chinese elegant style. The symmetrical, simple, elegant design facilitates equal, pleasant talks and interactions. At the same time, the irregular forms of articles represent the diversity and inclusiveness in the office.
Office design is like a mirror. It reflects the situations of different workplaces and the values of each enterprise. The design of the office of SALONE DEL SALON aims to create an exclusive yet free workspace that allows its designers to follow their heart and continue their quest in a career they’re passionate about.