Are you running an emerging design studio, or are you perhaps studying to become an architect? Together with the design magazine Frame, we encourage you to join this year’s Creative Challenge: Enter the Open-Door Office. The winning proposal will be produced in collaboration with us and exhibited in the Montana showroom during 3daysofdesign, as well as being covered across Frame’s platforms
The Challenge: Enter the Open-Door Office
To increase their connection with society and offer a sense of transparency, brands are rethinking their closed-door policies. Taking cues from the open-to-all tactics of hotel bars and lobbies, their workspaces deformalize and transform into welcoming environments. As insular campuses make place for more inviting structures, the borders between the office and its surrounding neighbourhoods are becoming more fluid. But how to programme such spaces, and make sure they fit the needs – to unwind, work, socialize, negotiate and more?
We want you to conceptualize a fluid office lobby that serves both the internal office community and the surrounding neighbourhood by catering to the needs of employees and outsiders. This hybrid area should include spatial facilities that help blend the sociability and productive potential demanded by its mixed users.
Sign up to participate by 21 January 2020 and submit your creative proposal by 9 March 2020. The winner will be announced in week 13.
The Montana 12mm storage system should be the foundation of the space, playing a leading functional role in your proposal. Accessories and other products from the Montana range can be used to further decorate the space.
Our 40 colours and 2 veneers should be used to their full potential, meaning that you should consider the effect colours have on mind-set and productivity. The treatment of floor and walls should be considered in the design concept to create a coherent whole.
The final space should be able to facilitate activities such as desk work, meetings, waiting and socializing. Lastly, the final space should be playful, colourful, photogenic and exuding a sense of welcome.
42 unique colours
Colours mean everything. Ambience. Atmosphere. Identity. Colours are paramount in our design. We want to influence and inspire the world of interiors with our take on colours. Bright and light. Dense and deep. There is a colour for any purpose. Our current palette was created in collaboration with colour expert Margrethe Odgaard:
“It’s important how the colours relate to other senses such as scent, taste and touch. If the colour has a balanced and nourishing expression, if it evokes memories of pleasurable tastes or scents, you are much more prone to surround yourself with it.”
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Find 3D files, ambient images and information about colours and materials by clicking on the links below. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact Mette Lind Jørgensen at email@example.com.