The new Stockholm office of energy drink company Red Bull incorporates a range of flexible communal spaces, including a reception with a modular desk that can be reconfigured for use as a bar in the evening. It was designed by local studio PS Arkitektur.
“Red Bull wanted their product to show in the interior design but in a sophisticated, modern and cool way,” said architect Julia Falås
The architects used a palette of blue, black and gold that references the colours found on the company’s drink cans, while its logo depicting two charging bulls in front of a yellow sun provided further visual cues.
Leather chairs intended to evoke the bulls combine with round furniture items that recall the circular element of the logo. Rhombus shapes also used on the cans are translated into areas of the patterned carpets.
A key requirement for the interior was to provide flexibility so visiting artists and other guests can be easily accommodated. Furniture that can be moved around and reconfigured is used throughout the offices and the reception area to facilitate different uses of these spaces.
“The client asked for a professional workplace with ergonomic work stations, a mix of open landscape work places and some private rooms,” explained Falås. “At the same time, they wanted areas where social and spontaneous interaction between colleagues and guests could take place. The office is a mix of these functional requirements.”
Circular swings suspended from the ceiling and Thomas Heatherwick’spivoting Spun chairs for Magis provide playful seating in the communal lounge area, while staff also have access to a kitchen, table football and table tennis.