Bespoke Furniture: Atelier Barda Designs Ultra-Contemporary Office – Canadian firm Atelier Barda has designed an ultra-contemporary office inside a Montreal warehouse, filled with dozens of plants and custom-made furniture pieces.
The project was completed for Ssense, an online fashion platform that sells designer labels, along with managing a fashion blog. The company’s new headquarters is located in an industrial building that formerly produced textiles.
Spanning 24,000 square feet (2,230 square metres), the vast space was stripped down and reconfigured, with a strict minimalist design by local architecture and design studio Atelier Barda.
“Far from ostentatious, the architecture has a deliberate raw-aesthetic keeping the company’s values and ever-changing needs,” said the studio.
Aside from an all-black nook, the entire space is bright white with polished concrete floors. Ductwork is left exposed and painted white, with former overhead lighting also kept but reconfigured into a new linear pattern.
“The lobby has a dramatic, sequenced, almost cinematic approach, leading from a dark vestibule toward the predominantly white open-plan space,” the studio said.
The open-plan design mirrors the building’s previous role as a warehouse, with a central sitting area breaking up the large space. “As a formal request of the client, the project asked for a large open workspace, where executives sit amongst their team,” the studio said.
Private offices and alcoves are designed around the periphery, which includes plenty of space for communal working areas. A lounge is decorated with dense foliage and low-lying furnishings, and is designed to be an “oasis” to enliven the stark interiors.
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