Enter Agne Szwarczewska, the founder of Danish design company, SQUARELY. After almost a decade of working on sustainable building projects, Agne launched SQUARELY as a way to combine conscious material sourcing with innovative design thinking to bring a feeling of nature into living and working areas.
The first step in the process was for Agne to understand how we engage with the space on a daily basis and what the current struggles are on an individual and team-by-team basis. To do this, we set aside a 2-hour workshop with some of the team to discuss our daily routines and where we as individuals would feel the most impact from the redesign.
To summarise, nature, peace and function were the strong commonalities between team members. Open office culture has been widely debated over the last decades, and we too feel overwhelmed by it during busy periods.
We discussed everything from the use of ambient nature sounds in quiet work areas, to soundproof phone booths, textures, greenery and creative ways to display our client roster. A bevvy of inspiration for Agne to work her magic and take into her initial design phases.
We’re a few weeks away from seeing preliminary visuals, but with an ambitious timeline of showcasing the end result with a post-summer launch party, there will be plenty of updates to follow in the coming weeks - so stay tuned.