Offices are strategic investments for contemporary companies. They have a direct influence on the companies' development and efficiency, helping them attract and keep talented and engaged employees, who make up their most precious capital. It is therefore becoming a priority to answer the question: how can you create an optimal office space that would support your company and help it make use of its full potential? Enter Nowy Styl Group, with its professional support in the form of the Office Inspiration Centre. The Centre, which has been built in Cracow, is a unique place designed for holding meetings and inspiring discussions with specialists, as well as presenting modern furniture solutions in interesting arrangements.
Employees' awareness of what a modern, comfortable and healthy office should look like is growing. As research shows, three out of four candidates want to see their future office before they make a decision about signing a job contract. Are the workstations they'll be working at ergonomic? Does the work environment offer good acoustic conditions? Are employees able to find the time to relax or have a peaceful conversation?
Care for the office space is equivalent to care for employees, so companies fighting for talent cannot be indifferent to the importance of the first impression their office interiors make on candidates. The optimal arrangement of an office that motivates employees and encourages them to perform professional tasks efficiently, day after day, is even more valuable. According to research, employee satisfaction depends up to 24% on their workplace.
Nowy Styl Group supports companies from around the world, international corporations, architects and many other partners in arranging office spaces. It not only offers comprehensive space arrangement services, but it also has a team of experts who examine work environments and employees' needs, advising companies on how to design an optimal, "tailor-made" office. The company presents its knowledge and experience at the Office Inspiration Centre, which is located in Cracow.
‒ The erection of the Office Inspiration Centre marks another stage of our continuous development ‒ says Adam Krzanowski, President of Nowy Styl Group. – We would like to inspire and educate our visitors. Our experts are pleased to tell you about social trends that influence trends in designing offices, innovative technologies used in the building and its interiors, or varied and functional spaces furnished with our products.
The building looks unique and elegant, thanks to the simple and regular columnar construction, made of prefabricated white concrete, against a background of walls, which are made of dark wood and surrounded with lush greenery.
The building interiors, designed by Nowy Styl Group's designers Joanna Zapała and Sebastian Wiśniewski, contrast with the classic character of the building exterior.
‒ We wanted to use all means available to create a place where everyone would feel good – a place where people would experience with all their senses. We decorated walls with greenery, so that nature could accompany us all year round. We also chose warm colours, as well as textures and accessories inspired by the home office design trend, to create a home-like atmosphere ‒ say the designers.
In addition to the tangible stimuli that affect sight and touch, the designers also considered visitors' and employees' other senses. In the air you can experience the scent of 100% natural oil combined with the aroma of white tea that has energising citrus notes, which is distributed through the ventilation system. The whole experience is complemented with relaxing music in the background and the taste of Italian coffee.
With the principle that it takes only 7 seconds to make the best first impression, level 0 has been arranged as a classic welcome zone combined with a meeting zone for holding informal meetings (that take place in a bar over a cup of coffee) and formal meetings held in conference rooms. Each of the sectioned-off spaces has a unique character resulting from the ideal arrangement of furniture and accessories. The biggest meeting room, which has a capacity of 120 people, is for holding training courses and lectures for architects, entrepreneurs, property and office managers, as well as HR specialists.
A model office inspired by the Activity Based Working concept and our own research findings and experience. The main aim was to design a diverse and easily adaptable space. The office area was divided into zones for performing different tasks of employees – communication, concentration, administration and relaxation zones. It features open space areas arranged in an office design style; managerial offices with lots of colours; isolated workstations for undisturbed work and a canteen with a... swing. In the offices there are also some interesting designer elements: our award-winning products (e.g. Tapa pouffes, the Play&Work and Levitate systems) and sophisticated details: Tafla mirrors designed by Oskar Zięta or the Equilibra lamp designed by Aquaform and Piotr Jagiełłowicz Design studio.
A zone for testing products and holding workshops focused on ergonomic solutions. In the area covering 500 m2 there are many chair, seat, cabinet and desk models, including height-adjustable ones, which visitors can try. They can also test different technical solutions and choose those that suit them best. This is where Nowy Styl Group's application #OfficeVR, which allows visitors to experience the company's solutions in a virtual office, has been installed.
As the building's name suggests, the Office Inspiration Centre has been designed as a space for inspiration. Nowy Styl Group invites architects, interior designers, entrepreneurs and everyone else who wants to gain knowledge and get ideas about the arrangement of office spaces to visit the Centre. You can do this by appointment.
Find much more information at www.oic.nowystylgroup.com