The underlying concept of the project is manifest even on the ground floor, where the business offices are situated and where the space is regulated by removable partitions that allow the layout of the open space to be changed, creating private areas. “The aim was to retain the separation of the rooms, according to the subdivision of the different departments, as requested by the owners. However, we also tried to do away with the original arrangement, with the rooms facing onto a long corridor,” said studio wok’s Nicola Brenna. This was achieved by creating volumes that look like cupboards but which conceal large sliding doors that can be closed to create smaller rooms. Even from the outside, the perception is of an extremely well-lit single space, thanks to the natural light flooding the interior.
For the exhibition space on the floor above, studio wok has created pierced display panels –decorative elements in their own right – which make for great flexibility in displaying products. The large meeting room, also on the first floor, has been lined with a boiserie that confers a domestic look on the space, in line with the latest contemporary office design.
In line with the preferences of the company, which champions natural steel in all its splendour, studio wok has gone for pure materials, with birchwood cupboards, natural linoleum flooring, and a restrained palette, with alternating use of wood and black, without going over the top.