Created by Swedish design agency Adolfsson & Partners, the offices for interactive game developer King are split over two floors within a large 1940s building located at Sveavägen 44, Stockholm.
The spaces are divided into zones themed around different landscapes, incorporating characters and designs from King games. The agency’s aim for the project was to design “a creative office landscape that communicates King’s soul, a place that with ‘fun’ and ‘magic’ as its watchwords can be called a kingdom”.
“We created a colourful and energy-filled office featuring both humour and intelligent solutions,” said Adolfsson & Partners. “This is an office that reflects King – what they create and what they believe in.”
“King uses a scrum-based work method and therefore requires a flexible solution for its workstations when the teams change their size and composition, as well as places for both quick stand-up meetings and longer meetings in rooms,” said Adolfsson & Partners.
The work areas are divided by mobile textile screens shaped like trees, waves and other landscape features depending on the zone they are located in. These help to provide sound insulation along with the grey carpet, which is speckled in different hues from zone to zone.
Open space called Sandy Dunes features desert-coloured partitions and cacti plants, as well as a yellow relaxation room furnished with the Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola’s Bandas seating, which is patterned with oversized stitches.
Elsewhere, a carpentry workshop has walls lined with yellow-painted pegboard, while a library designed for quiet activities is coloured dark green. There’s also a games room and a pinball hall for employees to use during their breaks.
“Using King’s 200 games for inspiration, we created an environment where all the employees can work and be inspired within a world of games,” the designers said. “We didn’t build an office – we created a kingdom.”