The Power of Colors! Totalmoney.pl is a team of ambitious financial analysts who are behind the first comprehensive comparison engine of banking products in Poland. When they decided to cooperate with mode:lina™, they wanted to create a modern office in Wrocław, where the energy of the brand and employees would play first fiddle.
Inspired by the energy of the Totalmoney.pl team, designers from mode:lina™ prepared a design of the office where colors drawn directly from the brand’s visual identity, became the leitmotif. A geometric grid of colours seen across the whole office also has a specific function: it dynamically connects all of the office areas.
The Wrocław office is an unusual open-space arrangement that has adopted a new formula. Employees of respective departments needed some private areas, however free communication between them was equally as important.
The architects separated smaller zones for teams out of a large area, by using openwork partitions, walls with plants and screens. This simple procedure allowed to keep the office open, while providing privacy and distance needed in each department. Additionally, some walls have spacious wardrobes hidden inside them, while large surfaces on the outside can be used for sketches and notes. The introduction of light partitions, in addition to the visual aspect, had a positive impact on the acoustics in the office. Simple functional choices, colorful decorative metalwork and graphically expressive room markings, all created a clear and intuitive layout of the office. All key facilities have been located centrally with guests and staff guided by geometric colorful graphics interspersed with clearly visible telephone booths.
Elements related to the manner of working and to tools of the analysts’ team filled the conference rooms. The largest and most representative conference room is inspired by an integrated circuit: steel decorations are combined with acoustic panels which are almost invisible. Additionally, some computer hardware can be seen on the walls.
Themes in other meeting rooms are: a large bank safe, characteristic locations on the map of Wroclaw (where company headquarters is) complemented by figures of Monsters, which are part of the company’s branding. Thanks to those solutions, common areas such as the playroom have received a graphic, almost poster-like style.
Some elements refer to the function of the rooms: this is how a distinctive chandelier made of wooden spoons was created in the shared kitchen and eating area, while headphones and microphones (so common in the times of working from home) filled one of the conference rooms.
Design Team: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin, Anna Kazecka
Photography: Patryk Lewiński