The Tetra-Shed is a new modular building system that would arguably make for a pretty awesome home office. Designed by David Ajasa-Adekunle to be a “modern garden office”, the Tetra-Shed is a system of modular clusters that can be connected together to form a work space suitable for a wide range of possible uses, including outdoor.
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Formerly known as Westinghouse Systems, Invensys Rail is a UK based company that offers state of the art railway control and communication solutions. Operating from several offices around the UK, Invensys Rail frequently calls upon the services of 3Sphere, one of the UK’s leading independent office design companies, who are responsible for several inspirational working environments around London including Guardian News and Media, Santander, DC Advisory Partners, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and Heidrick & Struggles.
Among the numerous design concepts completed by 3Sphere is this amazing speculative feasibility project commissioned by Invensys, who wanted to explore an office design that retained a contemporary and minimalist working environment, while also incorporating a diesel locomotive train simulator and railway turntable right in the middle of the office. The result is this stunning futuristic suite of renders that do a good job of highlighting the creative flair 3Sphere built their reputation on.
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Wall treatments are one of the best ways to add style to your home office, but applying them can be some serious work, not to mention expensive. Luckily though, the “Tears Off” modular wallpaper created by the Latvian design company ZNAK is a relatively quick and easy way to give your office a fresh new look, all while allowing you to exercise your creative side.
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Perfect for those looking for environmentally sustainable office furniture for either home office or commercial use, the Paperweight Desk is a simple yet functional, extremely light yet immensely strong task desk that is made of 74% recycled paper, and 26% virgin fibres created from fully managed fast growing sustainable sources.
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The Stroller desk is a sophisticated and clean-lined, two-toned desk with loads of functionality, perfect for any home office. Designed by Steuart Padwick, the Stroller desk features two deep front drawers, a cavernous central compartment with a lifting panel ideal for storing a laptop or accessories, and cable access on the top and bottom enabling cables to run through the inside of the desk. The frame and legs are made of solid oak, the top of veneered oak, while the drawers and central lifting panel are available in either veneered walnut, or a green lacquer finish.
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Designed by Seattle based furniture company Urbancase, the Ledge is a clever wall-mounted furniture unit perfect for use as a writing desk, bookshelf, or media center. Recently showcased at the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), The Ledge features a discreet cord management system, drawer, a pullout shelf/work surface, and optional wall-hung shelving unit,and comes in either solid walnut ($1,500) or painted mdf ($1,300).
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Nested inside a historic building in uptown Minneapolis that sat vacant for almost 20 years previously housing a print shop and a car dealership, you will now find the very cool offices of the advertising agency Mono. In a neighborhood known for funky shops, eateries and apartments, the entrance to Mono’s office is easily distinguishable by its boldly colored blue door, which upon entering leads visitors down a path of finished concrete floors that still have flicks of color from the old print shop.
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The popular social networking site Twitter recently relocated its office headquarters to a space previously occupied by Bebo in San Francisco’s SoMa district. The interior design of the new office was spearheaded by Sara Morishige Williams, whose goal was to “bring the outdoors in, while making the space playful yet useful and sustainable”. The entire office is equipped with wifi connectivity, and has several fun features such as a dj booth, arcade, custom concrete conference tables, and of course plenty of playful bird depictions. Here’s some pictures taken by the company’s own employees.
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Designed by François Mangeol and Sophie Françon of France, the Saint-Étienne office furniture collection is a project which experiments with flexible furniture assembly.
The designers explain:
It’s a project of office furniture design. It proposes various complementary typologies of seats, and heights of work-top. In this particular case for the students of the new building of the school of Arts and design of Saint-étienne in the Cité du design (citedudesign.com); but it could be imagine in lots of design studios or actually in every studio looking for office furnitures as modular as possible.
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Inspired by his enjoyment of letter writing, designer Michael Young created this charming writing desk which offers a modern reinterpretation of the traditional writing bureau. Designed on behalf of Established & Sons, the writing desk stands on two distinctive A-frame legs and is constructed from wood conglomerate, steel tubing, and refined Corian.
The desk features an integrated drawer, an optional Corian inlay, and a concealed light hidden underneath the built-in hood which supports the specific function of the desk to provide a personal and private work space.