This dynamic workspace, designed by Drawing Hands Studio for Kabadiwalla Connect showcases a plethora of workstations that encourage collaboration, increase productivity and facilitate creativity. The promising waste-management company’s compact, 600 sq ft office features an entirely adjustable composition—enabling it to function as an art hub and event space as well. Writable surfaces, mobile discussion units and other ergonomic furnishings are interspersed with indoor plants and set against a palette of vibrant yellow with deep indigo accents. Scroll down to read the Studio’s description of the project.
The workplace as we know it today is the result of explosive creativity stretching the traditional rules of the workplace in the past, where hierarchies, social politics, and a general sense of rigidity prevailed. In today’s world, an office can take on so many different avatars.
This design for Kabadiwalla Connect, a young promising waste-management company in Chennai, began with a brief that stated a need to facilitate high levels of productivity in the workplace and had to accommodate diverse working patterns. Flexible workspaces are the future of offices, promoting productivity and happiness by encouraging the organic exchange of ideas between employees.
We had a compact space of 600 sq ft to work with and had to accommodate a multitude of programs within it. Our brief was to design a space that would be a workplace, an art hub and a stage for performing events, as the need arose. We chose to custom design the furniture in such a way so as to enable the clients to clear the space completely whenever needed and have an open floor plan; such that art shows could also be held with the same set of furniture pieces. The space now enables both social, collaborative spaces and activities, as well as private work. Writable surfaces, pin-up surfaces, mobile discussion units and mobile work tables with plug n play options are some of the elements we’ve included within our design to facilitate ease of work for the team. Our colour palette is a vibrant yellow paired with a deep rich indigo, and is one that draws the visitors into the space.