Indonesia Design - Defining Luxury

Beauty of Two Worlds

- STORY BY Aulia R. Sungkar P HOT OS BY Andhy Prayitno for MWP Studio & Bagus Tri Laksono

The new office of Accor Indonesia unveils a new concept where the rich culture of the Archipelag­o marries the exquisite French style.

The new office of Accor Indonesia unveils a new concept where the rich culture of the Archipelag­o marries the exquisite French style.

As you head up to the 21st floor of the DBS Tower skyscraper at Ciputra World located on the golden triangle area of Jakarta, you will realise how much design now plays a more crucial role in supporting the function and enhancing the comfort of an office. Nestled on that particular floor is a 1,000 sqm work space that boasts a posh combinatio­n of French and Indonesian interior details. The bespoke details indeed represent the brand of a renowned French hospitalit­y company that owns and manages hotels across the world, including in Indonesia. Here, Accor Indonesia has establishe­d a presence with an office that speaks of its appealing look and functional space.

“We incorporat­ed Europeanin­spired details into the more prominent spaces such as the reception area and the board room, whilst infusing Indonesian batik patterns to the open working area,” explains Karina Tjandra, co-founder of Studio Piu, a Jakarta-based interior design firm that created the office space of Accor Indonesia. She further says that the pattern is one element that contribute­s to the creation of the office’s appealing atmosphere. “The pattern is inspired by the Balinese Sarong Poleng, which is the black and white pattern commonly found in Balinese fabric.” Entering the office will take you to a reception area that is anchored with a marble and wood reception counter. The space is characteri­sed with a chequred pattern on the floor. The grey tones of the chequred carpet pattern create a distinct pathway along the corridor, passing by the meeting rooms and the enclosed offices. “The pattern of the floor helps to identify the circulatio­n of the office as it continues to the corridor space, which leads to the open working space at the two ends of the office,” she says. The open working space is distinguis­hed by its workstatio­ns’ pewter and light wood tone. A communal table, stationed across an olive-green belt, allows employees to use the table temporaril­y. There are two refined woven panels with an Indonesian batik pattern to create an enclosed space. This detailed structure is what truly makes the open office stand out. Visible from the reception area is the board room, covered in blue interior wall panels with moulding detail, inspired by the French Boiserie. To create a balance to the blue wall, grey carpet tiles were used. “We

have incorporat­ed blue as it is the main corporate colour of Accor,” Karina adds. As you explore inside, you will notice the different spatial usage of carpet tiles, which are the main materials used in designing the office. The main lobby towards the open area features monochroma­tic blocks of grey tiles, while carpet tiles with bold patterns were used in the meeting rooms such as the distinct bold colour of green in the informal meeting spaces. Some meeting rooms were designed with a neutral colour tone, using the warm wooden wall panel and the monochroma­tic intricatep­atterned carpet tiles. The bold pattern on the carpet tiles is indeed unique, as it resembles the ikat motif. You can see such a one-of-a-kind combinatio­n of this pattern with other interior accents in the conference room and the meeting rooms. Meanwhile, smaller meeting rooms are built like glass pods, with the wall painted in teal, which breaks the monotony of a corporate office. Not to be missed is the office’s library. Distinguis­hed by the white and teal interior, the library boasts a tri-coloured carpet crafted in angular blocks. No less interestin­g is the pantry, designed in a contempora­ry style featuring oak with teal and sand pink hues. The pantry features light wood bar tables and stools with wooden slats in the ceiling. “One of the biggest challenges in this project was to ensure the office space has ample meeting rooms for its multi-department­s and visitors. So, we created a number of communal spaces. In the end, the focus on this project was to create both a local and European inspired interior that gives a meaningful expression of an office,” Karina concludes.

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02 The corridor towards DTS Library with a printed graphic on the laminated wall panel
03 Detail of Batik-inspired synthetic rattan weaving 04 Workstatio­ns in monochroma­tic hues & wooden tones 05 Communal hot desk area with dividers for some privacy 04 02
01 The reception area features moulding inspired by French Boiserie panels 02 The corridor towards DTS Library with a printed graphic on the laminated wall panel 03 Detail of Batik-inspired synthetic rattan weaving 04 Workstatio­ns in monochroma­tic hues & wooden tones 05 Communal hot desk area with dividers for some privacy 04 02
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