This office space was the new extension of our creative agency. We specialize in creating videos and UI Design for clients. We left all support functions like admin / accounts / HR in the previous office and wanted this space to be a creative space only.
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The concept was to provide a functional, fluid, modern space for visiting executives, while still eluding to Mitsui & Co USA Inc.’s design. Mitsui’s office designs are loosely based on regional influences. The resulting design of the Houston office is a great display of the melting pot between Texas, Japanese, and American culture.
The studio kept the atmosphere as clear as possible offering a variety of solutions to boost up the creative process and to ensure a neutral background where the ideas of the team to grow and develop. The industrial touch in the exposed duct and workstations materials leaves the sense of a reference to an idea factory.
The key of this design is to empower the existing elements, as an opposition to the contemporary elements required for the activity itself. From a perspective of simplicity, the former house was transformed into an open space, where geometry and some simple elements, organize the room and adapt it to the office needed by the company.
We imported a retail look to energise the Kendo team, who’d been crammed into tiny offices that didn’t suit either their needs or the company vibe,” said the designers. The offices occupy a full upper floor of high-rise building in Downtown San Francisco. After exiting the elevators, the hall opens onto a reception and show area to one side.
Freedom, openness and returning to simplicity are the spirits that Blue Space advocates. When Bloom Design is commissioned to do the design for this old space, it decides not to cater for popular aesthetics but to look at how to make a difference and how to shape the temperament of fashion of Blue Space.
Since the offices are located in a building listed for conservation, whose renovation included the addition of new floors, it allows a natural and authentic dialogue between old and new that’s reflected in the interior design. For example, exposed old wall constructed from silicate blocks, alongside contemporary, unprocessed construction materials like exposed concrete blocks.