We were commissioned to design interiors for The Nest – a modern coworking space.
What is the real mean of the coworking space, how do we work nowadays? We tend to spend more and more time at work, or actually the border between work and leisure is being blurred. You may fight with that or just adapt.
The Nest is a place for a modern self-confident person who values its time – may work only few hours a day or maybe the whole weekend. Our main goal was to create spaces that aren’t office like, they are more like club, where you should feel comfy and cosy.
The edge between work and leisure is being blurred – like in life, you may seat in cafe with your phone or work in your own office with a great view.
We were given a great piece of architecture designed by famous Polish architects G5 Architekci. We wanted to keep as much of the open plans as possible. On the other hand our goal was to create something warm and rich in therms of details and textures.
In contrast with very graphic and angular architecture of the building and based on design brief delivered by Futu design agency we have decided to create our own language of colours, patterns, textures and materials that would be very organic and vivid.
Our floor plans introduce round corners in order to balance the outer edgy shapes. As a humane being we are used to textures that are not plain, our skin does not have one particular colour, we have looked for materials that fit our colour pallet but on the other hand they should not be mono-coloured or boring.
Part of The Nest brand identity system are beautiful marbling textures made by Kasia Korzeniecka – we have decided to make wallpapers out of them to incorporate them in the whole design. They are always applied on the pillars that go through the whole building, they change it therms of patterns, but create a consistent space perception.
Our materials library included many custom details, like ceramic tiles, wallpapers, carpets recoloured according to our needs. We have used simple materials like coloured MDF combined with real veneer.
We have designed two systems of furniture especially for the Nest.
One of them is dedicated to the open space and it consists of tables and sofas, that can be combined together to make comfy islands on the open area. It also includes special elevated places for plants or other items for exposition.
The second system is dedicated strictly for the office areas, it consist of desk, cabinets and two sided bookstands. It’s far more traditional but at some point you also need this at work. Our goal was to give the users a spectrum of workplaces places to choose.
Each floor introduce a slightly different layout and approach.
Reception is connected with a showroom, it’s not a traditional reception desk, rather a table were you can seat as partner.
First floor has a coffee bar and a big lounge with hot desk places.
Second floor is a child-friendly area: it has a day care room where you can leave your child with a qualified nanny, and work for a while.
Third floor is a mix of open space and office space.
Fourth floor is dedicated to events.
Fifth floor is divided into office spaces.
Six floor also has great offices and amazing conference room at the very top of the building.
Interior Design Leaders:
Jacek Kołodziejski, Tomasz Korzewski, Szymon Rogiński,
Special thanks to : MDD, Chors, Ege, Davis, Fast and Erbud
During our work we had great partners and it was a big team effort.
We have designed and produced a complex vision including big solutions and small details.
We design and work with passion. Each project is another story.