‘Happy’ is a new age finance company full of young and enthusiastic employees and the design of their office had to be such that it reflects the company ideologies and at the same time is a functional office space that evokes productivity and efficiency. The layout offers a variety of formal and informal spaces to befit the client’s vision for this work space. A combination of desk options like linear work stations, standing desks, stepped seats and lounge areas constitute the office. These spaces are differentiated with the use of colors and patterns. A double height space with an open ceiling concept and bare concrete columns makes the office space utilitarian and functional in nature. To contrast this, accent colors, reflective of the company’s branding are used around the space to highlight certain spaces and elements.
The space is populated with green elements like vertical planter walls, areca palms and potted plants. This biophilic design brings the outdoors into the work space and helps to manage stress level and mood. The multipurpose central breakout space sports a performance stage and ramp with artificial turf flooring. This is complimented with a row of ceiling lights right above the ramp that really accentuate the volume of the space. The eating area, discussion rooms and workstations on the mezzanine open out into this green, vibrant space. The space is flexible to be used as a discussion zone or at times to host events. A feature wall in the central area has faux arches that span across its length. These arches follow a minimalistic design aesthetic and are a backdrop for interactive and changeable artwork. The exposed concrete column in this space with stepped seating on either sides features doodle graffiti art that was a collaboration between the employees and our studio. On the other side of the feature wall, the eating area and workstations on the mezzanine open out into the central green, vibrant space. The space is flexible to be used as a discussion zone or at times to host events.
The conference room is located between the central area and executive lounge. Thus the partitions making the room are transparent and visually connect the two spaces together.
The office is located in an urban setting, in a high rise building overlooking the cityscape. This offers huge windows and views of the city of Mumbai. The executive cabins are located to capitalize on these vistas and to allow a pool of natural daylight enter these spaces. The lounge area under the mezzanine is a fun and vibrant space that acts as a pleasant change of scenery and makes for a relaxed discussion or break out zone for the employees. The second entrance lobby and lounge areas are highlighted using patterned tile. A pop of color and graphics reflecting the company’s branding makes the space cheerful and inviting.