Design in Details

For a hybrid workforce, technology, collaboration and connectivity define the ideal workplace. 

When fintech firm Cellulant needed a new office space to attract and retain talent, the key priority was a living office; dynamic spaces that promote collaboration, innovation, openness and homeliness where employees can collaborate, have fun and interact while working.

We created flexible, functional spaces across the space, with high-end Tech and seamless connectivity for easy virtual – and face-to-face – collaboration. 

Cellulant are a young and rapidly growing African Fintech company. Their new home was to be a reflection of their young and vibrant brand, and the design brief was to create an environment that promoted collaboration, innovation and openness that also focused on employee wellbeing.

Cellulant’s new office was a large space that had to accommodate their rapidly growing and agile workforce. Planning Interiors Limited had to be creative with the design approach. We used a lot of locally available materials and collaborated with various workshops and artisans to achieve a local look and feel. Workstations were designed and custom-made locally but still had high levels of functionality and IT capabilities. Being a turnkey project, they were able to deliver this project through a very hands-on process.

The most striking area of the office is the reception which has a series of colorful timber slats emanating from the reception bench and dispersing to various parts of the office, which speaks to the design language of the project being “Connecting everyone, everything, everyday” and being in line with their brand. There was a high level of detailing in the design to achieve some of the features such as the tables, workstations, lockers and ceiling features. The end result is a very unique office that is unlike any other in the region, and a very happy team that love coming to work.

Hybrid meeting spaces ideal for video meetings and presentations, and furniture pods that offer private space for virtual one-on-ones.

Lounges, dining spaces, gaming areas as well as the open plan working areas and small and large meeting rooms provide comfortable, varied spaces for employees to work and relax.

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Planning Interiors Limited
project type:
Project Management, Interior Design, Design & Build
Cellulant Corporation
Modern, Innovative, Collaborative, Employee Wellbeing , vibrant
Size of the project:
1900 M²
Completion date:
February , 2020