DESIGN PATAKA # 17 – Be Foxy! – Design Office

  • 22 Oct '12
  • 6:45 am by Crew
Pixel Inspired Post It Installation

When the brief given to design an office space is to ‘Be Foxy’, its nothing short of exciting. Foxymoron, a web design and social media company roped in designers Rishita Das and Rushda Hakim of Design Office to for their office space at Lower Parel, Mumbai. The Foxymoron team consists young people between they teens and early twenties. They needed seating of 35 people, a meeting room, and a loft for entertaining clients as well as a recreation area for the staff. On a strict 45 day time line, the duo set out to create a fun, quirky and playful environment.
As you enter there is a revolving board. The logo on one side and a white board on the other. The idea was to create a visual barrier between the workspace and the reception area. The ‘be foxy’ post it’s  was created as a pixel inspired installation done at the time of the opening. Visitors attending the opening all left their comments behind. The ground floor has a 20 foot wall completely covered in white board.  Rushda Hakim says, “the idea was to give the entire team space to express their own creativity”. An artist was brought in to illustrate the team members based on their characteristics. We love the custom made quirky stools strewn all over the space. Pick up one and perch yourself anywhere.

The stair case has been painted in different shades. Black Top Hat Lights hang above your head as you climb up. Rishita Das says, “they were a lucky find at a local flea market”. The work space on the floor above has adorable pixel cubes fitted on the walls. The desks are made of bison board. An unconventional material for desks. The yellow open storage boxes go well with the pixel cubes on the wall. Though open shelving is never the most practical in India, but this works well. IPS has been used for the flooring. The grey from the bison board and flooring offset the bright whiteboards. The loft looks so comfortable that I wonder if they get any work done. If a large couch is not comfy enough, the low seating can be pulled out and converted into beds. Add a foosball and pool table and I doubt anyone would leave.

Staircase leading up from the entrance
White Board Illustration
Pixel Cubes on the walls
Meeting Room
Checkered grooves on the wall 
Loft for entertaining
Low Seating in the Loft
*Design Pataki in conversation with Rishita Das and Rushda Hakim
Photos courtesy Design Office