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4 Offices from Canada to the Czech Republic Feature Eye-Catching Elements

Eye-catching elements enliven these 4 offices from Canada to the Czech Republic.

Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.

Firm: Studio Perspektiv

Project: Trask

Site: Prague, Czech Republic

Standout: Live ficus and vibrant Barber & Osgerby plastic chairs contrast with raw concrete in a tech consulting company’s appropriately minimalist headquarters.

Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.

Firm: Williamson Williamson

Project: Pilot Coffee Roasters

Site: Toronto, Canada

Standout: Custom rift-cut white oak tables and steel structural beams painted the company’s signature Pilot Yellow brighten up a sunny staff café at its roof­-top administrative office.

550 West Jackson by Eastlake Studio. Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers.

Firm: Eastlake Studio

Project: 550 West Jackson

Site: Chicago, Illinois

Standout: Concrete breeze blocks and a custom Mylar wall covering suggestive of rust stains and oil spots add industrial flavor to an office tower’s model suite designed to attract tech clients.

Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.

Firm: Garcia Tamjidi

Project: Kendo

Site: San Francisco, California

Standout: Meeting rooms for the beauty incubator’s celebrity brands include vinyl wall covering of ad campaign photography featuring Kat Von D and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty products, the latter matched with a chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

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Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Trask by Studio Perspektiv. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.
Pilot Coffee Roasters by Williamson Williamson. Photography by Scott Norsworthy.
550 West Jackson by Eastlake Studio. Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
Kendo by Garcia Tamjidi. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.

> See more from the May 2019 issue of Interior Design

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Kurz Architects Designs a Skateboard-Friendly Office for SinnerSchrader

PROJECT NAME SinnerSchrader
LOCATION Prague
FIRM Kurz Architects
SQ. FT. 7,500 SQF

Over the past two decades, SinnerSchrader has become one of the biggest digital agencies in the world. Its work for Audi and Volkswagen, among other brands, meant that when it came time for new offices in Prague a former research center for car testing was a natural fit. Kurz Architects, however, had another idea to test drive: transforming the 7,500-square-foot office into a non-hierarchical space along a horizontal axis that could be navigated not by car, but via skateboard.

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Across the main axis’s Marmoleum floors, trapezoidal metal sheet forms walls for an office. Photography by BoysPlayNice.

The company’s 60 employees access the skate park/corridor axis from the entry, which then connects meeting cubes of translucent polycarbonate, focus areas with hanging chairs, a combined kitchen and yoga studio, and breakout spaces on the way to a 2,200-square-foot open terrace.

The kitchen’s custom tables and TON chairs can be moved aside to transform the space into a yoga studio. Photography by BoysPlayNice.

A mix of vintage and new Czech furniture provides character, while wool carpeting warms up the Marmoleum floors. The biggest challenge, according to the design firm’s principal Zuzana Kurz, “time,” which like a skateboarder executing tricks, sure seems to fly when you’re having this much fun.

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Custom plywood carpentry forms storage units on either side of the main axis. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
A meeting space next to the main axis features a 1960s sideboard by Jiri Jiroutek, along with a TON table and chairs. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Meeting rooms are upholstered in custom acoustic panels, with tables by LUV Interior and TON chairs. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Open workspaces include LUV Interior desks illuminated by pendants from The Bohemian Company; a stand-up conference desk behind them has a custom stainless-steel sink. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
A half-moon of plywood, spray-painted with the company’s logo, conceals upholstered seating. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
A polycarbonate volume framed in powder-coated steel features plywood seating and pendants by Brokis. Photography by BoysPlayNice.

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