CHECK OUT – DE­SIGN­PHASE DBA

THE TRENDY OFFICE OF AN AWARD-WIN­NING IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGN FIRM

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The trendy office of an award-win­ning in­te­rior de­sign firm.

Turn­ing 36 this year, award-win­ning in­te­rior de­sign firm De­sign­phase Dba has re­cently moved into a new office space. Step­ping out into the lift lobby, we are im­me­di­ately greeted by the unit’s bright yel­low en­trance fa­cade and neon lit brand­ing. “This rep­re­sents our sunny out­look on life,” quips creative di­rec­tor Joris Angevaare.

Spe­cial­is­ing in res­i­den­tial, hos­pi­tal­ity and com­mer­cial in­te­rior projects, as well as brand­ing and graph­ics, the office was de­signed to com­bine all as­pects of the firm’s work. This way, the space is un­like con­ven­tional of­fices, as it also dou­bles as a show­room for fix­tures and fin­ishes for clients to bet­ter vi­su­alise aes­thet­ics, tex­tures and colours in a fully func­tional space. Strate­gi­cally sit­u­ated right next to a gar­den — of which the unit boasts views, thanks to full­height glass win­dows — the in­te­ri­ors en­joy nat­u­ral light and green­ery, and city views in the dis­tance.

“Many passers-by have popped into our office to ask if we’re a cafe and that’s re­ally the idea we’re go­ing for. We want to cre­ate a dif­fer­ent type of work en­vi­ron­ment where in­for­mal dis­cus­sions can hap­pen; the creative process should not be a for­mal, reg­i­mented process, so the de­sign of this space makes per­fect sense,” Joris ex­plains.

The meet­ing room is far from dreary, with its ceil­ing clad in colour­ful, graph­i­cal art­work, and spot­ted with Tom Dixon light bulbs in gold ac­cents. Flex­i­ble fur­ni­ture, from ta­bles to the pantry set, is a must here as the space is made to be eas­ily trans­formed, in or­der to suit dif­fer­ent pur­poses. It has even been used to host var­i­ous de­sign­re­lated events since its open­ing.

Of course, stor­age is a key fea­ture to en­sure the office re­mains free of clut­ter, as the firm re­quires lots of space for its li­brary of ma­te­rial sam­ples and tools. Joris and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Derek Macken­zie de­cided on in­cor­po­rat­ing dou­ble-layer stor­age sys­tems in the form of slid­ing cab­i­nets that run the length of one wall. Clad in a black lam­i­nate fin­ish, it is cam­ou­flaged and blends seam­lessly with the over­all de­sign.

With the bold and strik­ing choice of colours, and a se­lec­tion of quirky art pieces, De­sign­phase Dba’s office ex­udes a youth­ful char­ac­ter and a fun, cheer­ful vibe.

DE­SIGN­PHASE DBA IS LO­CATED AT # 06- 05, WILKIE EDGE, 8 WILKIE ROAD. WWW.DESIGNPHASEDBA.COM.

ABOVE Fur­ni­ture pieces and ac­ces­sories in bright colours like red and pink add a cheer­ful vibe to the space.

LEFT A neon sig­nage and yel­low film­clad glass cre­ate the out­stand­ing en­trance at De­sign­phase Dba’s office.

RIGHT The ceil­ing in the meet­ing room fea­tures geo­met­ric pat­terns in vi­brant hues.

TOP There is no need to rely on ar­ti­fi­cial light­ing in the day, as the office en­joys lots of nat­u­ral light.

LEFT, ABOVE Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Derek Macken­zie.

ABOVE De­sign­phase Dba even has its very own blend of cof­fee, which they worked with Jewel Cof­fee to cre­ate.

LEFT Creative di­rec­tor Joris Angevaare.

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