A Helsinki Office Radiates Cozy Warmth With Nordic Elegance
When you’re in the business of hospitality – that is, making others feel at home when they’re far from it – you need a workspace that mirrors the kind of atmosphere you want to create for your guests. For Helsinki-based property development company Berg & Ridge, it distinguishes itself from other brands by creating beautiful, unique environments for hospitality and recreation that foster overall well-being. The company tapped on architecture and interiors practice Fyra Design Agency to design a workplace reflecting that ethos and the results make us want to check in permanently.
The office is located in an art nouveau building, so Fyra prioritized designing the interiors to pay homage to the historic architecture. The studio integrated recycled furniture and textiles to be as eco-friendly as possible while also employing Finnish carpenters to create bespoke pieces. In an effort to embrace biophilia, potted ferns and trees are peppered through the space like a real home.
A curated selection of elegant fixtures illuminate the space, creating a soft warmth typically unfound in offices that implement fluorescent lighting. A long streamlined conference table for meetings and collaboration looks more like a cozy dining table when lit only by a minimalist table lamp.
Curtains cleverly conceal samples and other office materials while providing an undulating backdrop to minimize visual clutter.
Graphic cushions and lumbar pillows offer a casual seat for a change of environment.
The themes of wood furniture, paper pendants, and beige drapery are repeated in a smaller conference room.
Photos by Riikka Kantinkoski.