IND Architects has designed the new offices of women’s fashion company Incanto, located in Moscow, Russia. A Moscow office that occupies three stories of a business center is home to three companies of one holding. This is a contemporary-styled interior inspired by nature. Austere and uncluttered lines are complemented with ingenious patterns that add individuality to each office.
Natural stone, metal, glass, wood, and ceramics were used in the finishing of the office. Natural green walls of live plants with an automatic watering system add brightness and harmony. The pattern of air was used on glasses in the open space of the “ground” part of the office—a light-colored pattern adds lightness and aeriality to the space. The interior of work-rooms is uncluttered, with small splashes of color. Some walls of work-rooms, meeting rooms and open spaces are used to make plans and notes—they are covered with a special glass that allows writing with a tip marker.
Each office of the holding was realized in an individual stylistics and color scheme matching its business line. The interior of the first company was made in light shades that smoothly match warm deep colors. The second office is full of austere geometric lines, intense dark colors and bright shades. The third office, too, was made in dark colors, but its details refer not to strict business strategies that certainly were considered here, but to the fashion industry the company is involved in.
The fashion industry is represented by highlighted bright posters on the walls, a glassy metal perforated ceiling, and a reception desk that looks like a piece of a crystal. The wall behind the reception desk was made of top-lit transparent sheet glass. Such solution allows visitors to enjoy a beautiful view from the window and does not impede the penetration of light into the hall space.
There is a small common room in the office, where one may switch off from work, read books and magazines. Cushioned furniture, a cozy stand lamp, a green shag carpet that looks like grass, and a gray timber wall with an unusual pattern of bright green lines representing life, help to lay back nicely in a matter of minutes.
Design: IND Architects
Photography: Alexey Zarodov