A focal point of the office is a three-metre-long edition of counter that’s covered in amorphous, acid-yellow blocks.London-based art and design studio Soft Baroque produced the counter by injecting balloons with concrete and then arranging them in a mould.
Black desks and high-back chairs have been dotted amongst the building’s chunky concrete structural columns.The same furnishings appear in the office’s glass-fronted meeting rooms, where groups of staff can head for privacy or more focused tasks.
Employees can alternatively work in more casual lounge-style areas, which feature Hem’s own Hai armchairs, Kumo modular sofas and Last stools. Oversized, cone-shaped pendant lamps dangle down from above.
We has also “hacked” certain furnishings to elevate them from their standard office aesthetic. Simple MDF storage cabinets have been washed with a clear lacquer to highlight the natural hue of the timber.