Warszawski co-working doceniony przez Wallpaper*en
„Warszawski UL" is a recently opened co-working placed in a modernist tenement house from the 1920s. Thanks to the design of the Warsaw Beza Projekt studio, private offices and small offices have been created. They attract not only with a cozy atmosphere, but also with refined design...
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The owners wanted to transform the flat into a cozy and elegant workplace, in which moody interior would rule the roost. Designers from Beza Projekt studio began their research with the history of the flat and the entire tenement house. While browsing the archives, they came across photos of the investor of the entire tenement house, which looks reminiscent of ... Don Draper from the series "Mad Man". Hence the idea that the interior should be inspired by the offices from the 50's and 60's.
Visiting co-working should start with a corridor, the walls of which are covered with rosewood panels. Thanks to the use of hidden doors covered with veneer, the corridor created a coherent whole. Each office has a number assigned and an elegant label that awaits the host's business card.
A big challenge for the designers was the separation of the conference room. Initially, it was supposed to be part of one office, but it turned out to be impossible. Another possible solution was to put it at the meeting point of two rooms, but here there were two important problems: lack of daylight and a load-bearing wall standing in the middle. - We have decided to treat potential obstacles as advantages. The conference table was placed in a load-bearing wall so that there was no need to destroy the whole wall, and at the same time we created a functional and comfortable space - says designer Anna Łoskiewicz-Zakrzewska. Another problem was the lack of the daylight in the room and the dark kitchen. In this case, it was decided to partially glaze the walls, which provided natural light access to these rooms, while not taking privacy from users of cabinets. The glassing under the ceiling not only make the interior more spacious, but also constitute a further reference to the style of the 60s.
In the kitchen, it was decided to use customized cabinets also made of rosewood. The semi-circular table is accompanied by totem stools from the Misa Form company. The bathroom was completely rebuilt, due to the comfort of users it was decided to add a large shower. Also here, there are references to the 1960s: just look at specially designed cabinets with characteristic built-in round handles. The basin was placed in a semi-circular alcove, which was tiled with Vogue tiles. Black fittings and ceramics have added to the interior elegance and unique character.
In the offices, a dedicated desk system was created that provided users maximum comfort. Wall shelves are not only an interesting decoration, but also an excellent storage space. Carefully selected lighting and accessories give the interiors of the cabinets a home-like character. By coming here, we feel as if we were crossing the threshold of an exclusive office in someone's home. The functional design provides users with not only comfort, but also maximum privacy. Secluded offices can be used not only for work, but also for receiving guests. The whole interior is extremely interesting, elegant and slightly ... mysterious - which would certainly please the serial character from "Mad Man”!