Office Renovation

ONASSIS GROUP

The 38sqm office, located in the headquarters of ONASSIS GROUP, has been re-designed as a timber interior which juxtaposes organic forms and clear lines.

Location: ONASSIS GROUP, Athens

Years: 2021-2022, Completed

Photography: Spyros Hound ©

Tags: Interior Design, Furniture Design, Digital Fabrication, Carpentry

The functional requirements for a workspace and a meeting area guided the planning diagram. The entrance axis is utilised as the dividing element between the two main functions and the custom furniture are placed strategically to accentuate the two spatial entities.

Architectural Plan of the Office Renovation.
Concept Sketch of the interior

The sculptural timber structure partially covers the ceiling and existing bearing structure, fluidly unfolding within the space and resembling to ocean floor.

The organic form covering the two existing bearing columns is formed by layers of plywood.

The duality of the interior

The organic form functions as a fluid, unifying element within the space.

The fluid and organic plywood structure is juxtaposed with the clear prismatic furniture.

The juxtaposition between the fluid and organic timber structure and the clear, prismatic furniture is the key element of the design approach. The contrast between the two systems is subtly highlighted by different types of timber selected, as solid maple has been used for the furniture, and ply wood for the organic structure.

The fluid and organic plywood structure is juxtaposed with the clear prismatic furniture.
The furniture has been handled as a minimalistic system, firmly connected to the ground.

The   furniture  address the functional needs and circulation aspects of the space. Linear, geometrical forms define the enclosed and more private workspace, while the meeting area, designed as a round table, is permeable by circulation and opens up to the space.

The meeting area, designed as a round table opens up to the space.

The duality of the interior clearly manifests in the making process of the two components. While the furniture have been manufactured with traditional carpentry craftsmanship, the fluid timber structure is the result of a sculptural approach and digital fabrication.

Construction

Axonometric Drawing of the plywood structure.
Detail of the plywood structure, covering one of the two existing bearing columns.

Details &
Custom-made objects

Custom-made solid maple trays for suspension A4 files.
All custom features of the furniture are personalised.
more material from the Office Renovation in ONASSIS GROUP

Providers - Collaborators

CNC cuttings: LUDD

Lights: Site Specific

Meeting room & Visitors' Chairs: HAY, BOX INTERIORS

Blinds: Sarlas Contracts

Furniture Hardware: Hettich, ESTIA trade

Birch Plywood: DIPOwood

Polishing of plywood structure: Diamantidis I.

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Concept Sketches - Form investigation