Softrend’s Tallinn Office

Softrend’s office in Tallinn is a good example of the fact that the shoemaker’s children don’t always go barefoot. The home of Intuit by Softrend parent company is furnished according to the idea of Intuit’s breakout space – the room is divided into work zones with special functionality, facilitating an intuitive workplace selection.

The concept behind the interior design is inspired by the office’s location. The back walls feature large windows with stunning views of the reed-lined Kopli Bay, where several bird species nest. The colour scheme is inspired by the surrounding nature and the seaside. An abundance of calm and neutral tones makes the space feel light and airy, without seeming too cold.

“We wanted our new office to showcase our furniture the way it was designed – to support an intuitive choice of workplace in an open office that’s based on the type of work being performed. Our office houses the marketing, commerce and sales staff, all of whom have very different tasks to complete and varying work styles – some spend the whole day talking on the phone, while others need the space to focus on independent work. There are many different forms of collaboration, so we needed to create separate areas for everyone to be able to focus on what they need to do and still be productive,” said Joonatan Vinkel, CEO of Softrend.

The initial aim was for the workplace to match the company’s mission – an open-plan office designed in a way that supports different ways of working and helps employees focus on the most important tasks at hand.

In the case of the Softrend solution, the work zones with special functions are separated from one another by activities – the movement takes place from a more active environment to a quieter one. In an open office environment, it is very important to be comfortable working in separate workplaces as well as in groups and in meetings.

The future of open-plan offices is focus based

The interior architects see Softrend’s solution as a good example of how open-plan offices of the future should be designed. „ Softrend’s products are designed to create favourable conditions for working alone in an open office. We have utilized several solutions where the space remains visually open but allows for separation to create private spaces as needed,” noted Ace of Space, the interior design architects behind the Softrend office’s interior design.

Successful companies understand the importance of office design

Several leading companies have taken the direction of offering their employees a diverse work environment where they feel good. We are happy to be their cooperation partner.