24th April 2023
In today’s modern and dynamic world, office spaces are no longer just places to work, but they reflect the company’s ethos and values. In the competitive business world, having an office space that exudes luxury and sophistication can make a significant impact on clients and customers. One of the ways to achieve this is by using premium materials in your office design. A luxurious office space with exclusive finishes and high-end materials can create an inviting atmosphere and elevate the company’s brand image.
Consider the Key Elements of Office Design
When designing high-end office spaces, it is essential to choose materials that complement the overall design ideology. Materials such as marble, granite, and quartz can add elegance and beauty and make a significant impact on the office’s overall appearance. These elements add an air of sophistication and prestige to any office. Choosing materials with a unique texture, such as natural stone or polished metals, will make your office stand out from others in the same sector. You should also consider unique and sustainable materials that are produced from waste such as fish nets, industrial fibre and even mushrooms. You can read more about Waste to Luxury here.
Focus on Comfort and Functionality
Although high-end materials can make a significant difference in the office’s appearance, they should be chosen to provide functionality and comfort. Employees spend long hours in the office, and it is necessary to prioritise their comfort. Design the space with features such as ergonomic furniture, ample natural light, and proper ventilation to make employees comfortable and to increase productivity.
Find Inspiration in Nature
Nature has always provided a source of inspiration for designers, and this is not different when it comes to office design. Incorporating natural elements such as wood, stone, or metal can create a relaxing and peaceful environment. A wall clad with natural stone, for example, can create an impressive focal point and convey a sense of harmony and tranquility.
Embrace Lighting Design
Light plays an important role in creating a luxurious office space. Layered lighting using LED light fixtures, chandeliers, and pendant lights can create an ambiance that is both appealing and functional. Light fixtures with metallic finishes or sculptural elements can also add a touch of luxury to the space.
High-quality lighting design can have a significant impact on the overall atmosphere of an office space. Not only can it enhance the functionality of the space, but it can also help to represent the nearby area and create a sense of connection between the office and its surroundings.
One recent example of this is our Next Generation Office project that involved the installation of Muuto lighting in an office space, which was intended to replicate the liveliness of the market below. This choice of lighting helped to create a connection between the office and the surrounding area, making the space feel more integrated into the local community.
In addition to lighting, the use of fabrics and finishes such as B&T ceramic also alluded to elements of the nearby Cathedral, further enhancing the sense of connection between the office and its surroundings.
Use High-Quality Decor Items
Decor items such as artwork, rugs, and sculptures are a great way to showcase luxury and elegance in the office space. Artwork can make a personal statement, and rugs can add warmth and texture to the floor. When it comes to sculptures, opt for those with a unique and interesting design that will be a conversation starter.
Our recent Remedi Group project is a great example of luxury decor items. One of the key design elements that contribute to this atmosphere in the clinic are the bespoke features throughout the space.
The custom-built spiral staircase, reception desk, and handcrafted joinery all create a sense of luxury and attention to detail. Additionally, the eye-catching feature pendant light installation in the main reception atrium adds a beautiful and calming element to the space. It’s also worth noting that the holistic approach to health, wellness, aesthetics, and spirituality that Remedi Group embodies contributes to the peaceful atmosphere of the space.
Choosing to design your office space using high-end and luxurious materials is a worthwhile investment. By combining luxurious materials with functional design, nature-inspired elements, carefully selected lighting, and high-quality decor items, you can create an office space that feels like a five-star resort (no, seriously!). The key is to prioritise comfort and functionality while keeping the company’s brand image in mind.