Entering the new office of the mining service company OGK Group is like going into a respectable mansion with expensive finishing, high-status furniture and designer art objects. The task of the architects of the Archpoint bureau was to create a space highlighting the high status of the company and at the same time demonstrating creative approach to business.
Designer: Bureau ARCHPOINT
Photographer: Olga Melekestseva
Behind the brick facade guests are greeted by a minimalistic, but expensive and well-designed interior, made in soothing colors with textured materials — wood, glass and concrete. The color palette is based on the natural shades of beige, brown, gray and black.
On the first three floors of the four-storey building there is a spacious lobby, offices and meeting rooms, all made in the same style and color scheme. The fourth floor is given over to the resting zone with a lighter design due to the emphasis on light gray color.
The walls at the entrance area, offices and meeting rooms are partly decorated with gray plaster with a concrete texture, partly with natural oak wood panels pleasant to the touch. The floor throughout the office is made of large porcelain stoneware, looking like marble.
Expensive materials are complemented by genuine leather furniture. Soft sofas in the lobby attract guests with their tactile texture, minimalistic and stylish armchairs in meeting rooms and offices are made by the Dutch company Jess. For serious and comfortable negotiations the architects chose massive wooden tables made of oak veneer made by Kinnarps company.
It is pleasing for the eye that the details of the interior refer to the main speciality of the company – mining service. It is reflected in the chosen natural materials, in rough lines, in an abundance of stone in the interior, as well as in the designer objects throughout the building.
For example, on the first floor there is a large custom-made table made of stone as if carved from rock. The table consists of several large stones assembled into a large composition and covered with a stone slab. The rough texture of the table and the stones of different widths in the table’s basement resemble the architecture of the Mayan culture.
Another designer table created for a secretary is situated on the third floor. The table design sticks with the overall style of the interior: its basement is made of concrete and covered with an artificial stone top. This table attracts attention, so the architects thoughtfully saved some space inside the concrete base for all the wires from the computer and other equipment so that the electrics are hidden from the eye.
In one of the rooms on a soft carpet there is a small coffee table, as if made of rock cubes, – another reference to mining.
The office in Glazovsky Lane was created for a reliable company whose activities do not allow carelessness. The architects of Archpoint bureau managed to combine the seriousness and monumentality with a creative approach to design. As a result the space motivates to work productively, inspires and creates a sense of belonging to a large and respectful organization.