Architects Radius Design were the team behind the new office design, and from the outset they had a clear idea about what they wanted to create, as explained by Einar Erdahl, Interior Architect & Project Manager at Radius Design; “The overall idea was to make an anti-office… an office that was something out of the ordinary, without the reception desk, with a good combination between workspaces, drop out zones, focus rooms, meeting rooms, bar and multi-functional workspaces…. Your office space needs to inspire you in different ways. You need the calm relaxing rooms, you need these colourful playful rooms, and you need just hard core, straight to business, minimalistic rooms as well.”
The entire design revolves around a central social area (known as the heart), with a host of colourful and inspiring workspaces, from the florescent Hubba Bubba Room, to the naturalistic Jungle Room, and the disguised Secret Room (accessed via a revolving wall). The flow between each area is handled well, and the mix of rooms allows workers to seamlessly transition from activity to activity, without hindering productivity.
There was, however, still a need for traditional desk space, and Vipps chose the HÅG SoFi mesh to complement every workstation, selected for its human centred design, sleek aesthetics and great versatility.
“We tried a lot of different chairs… the HÅG SoFi is a good chair because it’s very easy to use, and flexibility for us is very important. We have a lot of people that sit a lot during the day, they need a good chair, and after looking at the market we found out that this was the perfect chair for our company.”- Narve Hansen, Chief Innovation Officer, International Department Vipps
Watch the videos on this page to hear more about the design, or read our article, which includes a variety of imagery, linked at the bottom of the page.