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Company: Ink Global
Location: London, NW6
Size: 22,000 sq ft

Design Brief

With over 40 magazines in 17 languages, Ink Global are the largest publisher of travel and inflight media in the world. As their lease was coming to an end on a rather time-worn office, they were looking to modernise both their workspace and brand.

Ink’s offices, as you’d expect, span the world with the London base serving as their central headquarters, so creating an aspirational and unique design was crucial to their objectives. The challenge was to convert the new space, a dilapidated former car showroom in West Hampstead into a fully operational contemporary office - one that married form and function.

Solution

On entering the space, employees and clients are welcomed into a meet-and-greet reception with matte white walls and steel flooring, giving the impression of a stylish airport. Refreshingly curious furniture choices, such as Allemuir’s luxurious Conic chair, instill the space with a uniquely warm character and become talking points in themselves.

The main atrium is the beating heart of Ink Global, a large; open plan warehouse which embraces the nature of the industrial facility. Exposed ceilings and stripped back concrete walls imbue the room with an honest and unpretentious image, while workstations are fitted out to a high specification. The Humanscale Diffrient World chair is the perfect choice for the environment with a simple and beautiful aesthetic, it’s innovative mesh back eliminates the need for traditional ergonomic functions, allowing staff to sit anywhere without having to adjust their chair.

The kitchen and dining area is flooded with natural light from an expansive skylight. Using green mesh, picnic-style benches and a bright palette of colour, Oktra bring the organic and natural atmosphere of a garden through the interior - the perfect spot for collaborative tasks, informal meetings and a relaxing break from the office.

Outcome

“We completed this large-scale office fit-out within 12 weeks in what was quite a complex building at its core, adding value with an expansive and eye-catching kitchen. Overall Ink Global and the Oktra team are delighted with this space.” - said Geoff Andrew, CEO at Oktra.

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