Working with customers from all over the world, Software House Crafton is transforming a pre-war villa in the center of Poznan, Poland, into a surprising place for its own team. To accomplish this challenging task, Investor called on the architects of the mode:lina studio.
Located in Poznan, Poland, the Crafton agency’s new three-storey office requires a common denominator, so that the varied geometry of its components is perceived as coherent. Taking into account the building’s historical context, mode:lina’s designers retained traditional interior factors, in this case authentic woodwork, mouldings, parquet floors and real wood staircases. The space is treated like a three-dimensional canvas of abstract painting, with dominant whites balanced dynamically and consistently with vibrant colors associated with the Crafton brand. The main cabinets, entrance and reception are located on the second floor, a consignment with beautiful high rooms and ceiling moldings. An explicit design concept is evident right from the entrance. The staircase is cut by a precise line separating the intense pink from the original pine wood. The rest of the space is created according to an analogical key characterized by white walls with moldings, paintings and antique clocks, over which splashes of bright, dynamic tones such as turquoise, blue and green flow onto the smooth concrete floor. The same applies to the offices, the kitchen with its green wall and the bathrooms with their existing fittings. Given its conference-integration function, the first floor is filled to the brim with surprising ideas. The cells are not only susceptible to a consistent play of nuances, but each has its own texture formed from, for example, moulding rosettes, old cameras, billiard accessories, dice and LEGO boards. That’s why each one acquires its own identity. The atmosphere of relaxed ease is completed by 5,000 white balls.