Elegance meets function at L’Oréal’s new Moscow office, a sophisticated interior paired with a functional agile format inspired by the beauty and history of the renown cosmetics brand. IND architects were tasked to realize the design for L’Oréal‘s offices located in Moscow, Russia.
The interior of Moscow L’ORÉAL office has combined two major features reflecting the company’s character and relevant tendencies. First, it’s a sensitive interior where each detail indicates its association with beauty industry; second, planning structure allows business processes run as smoothly and effectively as possible.
The concept was inspired by the company’s name – l’or (Fr., gold) and aureole (Fr., halo). The brand of a gold circle became a background for forms formation, thus motion at the office is arranged round the circle, a central zone also represents a bright core with a conference hall in a center and conference zones (open and closed) located round the circle.
The office is designed in Agile format; portable furniture allows change arrangement of workplaces depending on team requirements. Work areas are located along the facade windows that, firstly, provides employees a Moscow view and, secondly, takes maximum advantage of natural light. Conference rooms in the center of the office represent dimensions of different formats; it is possible to arrange a brief face-to-face meeting with a large number of participants. When designing conference rooms, we were inspired by the cosmetics packing, for finishing we used current quotations of the company as if pen scripted.
There is a main hall – “heart” of the office – at the intersection of the main motion flows. Depending on requirements, there are several scenarios for its application: a co-working area for a group working at an ordinary time, a hall for lectures demonstration on a flip-out screen, and workshops for group discussion and people sitting round a circle.
The interior is performed in tender, comfortable for work colors, the accent is made on gold – brass elements, gold circles of lights – in conference rooms and, of course, on a solid reception desk. The entrance group is dynamic – it is a spiral carrying inside the office and made in a contrast black and white combination with gold accents.
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