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A Modern Polish Office Design Inspired by a Silicone Spatula

01.25.23 | By
A Modern Polish Office Design Inspired by a Silicone Spatula

When it came time to design their new office in Poznań, Poland, FORMSON hired Polish design studio SPACELAB, led by architect Agnieszka Deptuła. The main source of the design’s inspiration came about on a visit to the company’s headquarters where they spotted bins of silicone spatulas that FORMSON manufactures. Seeing the identically shaped kitchen utensils all together gave them the idea of mounting thousands of them on different walls as three-dimensional advertisements using their own products.

modern office interior with bold purple and red accents

FORMSON, known for their colorful kitchen equipment, carried the same vibe into their office space with the use of PANTONE colors. While the entry and staircase leading to the office is monochrome, vibrant colors greet guests as soon as they step inside.

modern office interior with bold purple and red accents

At front and center is a vibrant structure in PANTONE 2117C with a red ‘Hello’ behind a sea of matching spatulas jutting out from the wall.

angle view wall with purple silicone spatulas hanging

modern office interior with bold purple accents

modern office interior with bold purple accents

modern office interior with bold purple accents

modern office interior with bold purple accents and red details

The purple-blue hue shows up throughout the office, interspersed with black and white stripes, and electric PANTONE Living Coral 15-1646.

modern office interior with bold purple accents and diagonal black and white stripes

modern office interior with bold purple accents and diagonal black and white stripes

modern office interior with bold purple accents and diagonal black and white stripes

modern office interior with bold purple accents and gray curtains dividing space

half view of tv mounted on wall with perforated trivets on the wall

SPACELAB made use of another product made by FORMSON – perforated trivets – hung on the walls in the conference room. Used in a repeat pattern, the item becomes part of a dramatic backdrop that would never lead one to think they’re anything but a wall covering.

modern office interior with bold purple accents and black walls and doors

black silicone spatulas hanging on wall in office

black silicone spatulas

modern office interior with black and white details

modern office bathroom with Pantone coral accents

The colorful bathrooms are given the same playful treatment with the PANTONE colors continuing on along with white square tiles and black grout.

modern office bathroom with Pantone 2117C accents

modern office bathroom with Pantone 2117C accents

modern office bathroom with white tiles and yellow accents

Photos by MOIZ.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.