A warm and laconic interior was designed for the Institute for Cognitive Modeling (ICM). The Institute deals with social communications research, also offers individual therapy sessions and author’s lectures.
The modern ICM office design embodies Scandinavian simplicity, functionality, natural materials and comfort. The project has won several international awards: IDA, Ukrainian Design: The Very Best Of 2021 and the Audience award at Interior of the Year contest.
Katerina Churina, the chief designer and founder of the TABOORET studio, aimed at creating minimalist interior design with a homely atmosphere to ensure comfort both for the personnel and for visitors. Calm and serene interior promotes working productivity and facilitates easy communication with a customer in a relaxed atmosphere.
As a quarantine follow-up, the space underwent some transformation into separated rooms. The total area of 212 sq.m. hosts lecture zone convertible into the open space for the employees, reception, cozy living room, comfortable kitchenette, coffee point and 5 offices. All office areas have the same design style yet each with own ins and outs.
The abundance of natural materials in the decoration and ergonomic furniture highlight the project practicality and versatility. The combination of shapes and textures adds variety to the neutral design of the office. The interior color scheme helps avoid workplace distractions and maintains a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. Light colors are not overloading, and some colorful accents bring dynamism.
A special attention is paid to the custom zoning of specific areas. Wood-lined wall niches fill the room with soft light and encourage efficient work. Minimalistic decorative elements bring excellence and integrity to the interior.
All modular furniture and wood-like wall cladding are custom made by Katerina Churina’s furniture atelier.
The customer and the design studio managed to reach mutual understanding and complete trust which helped the TABOORET team create not only a comfortable and aesthetic interior but an office space that inspires high results. The project was implemented in amazingly short 52 days including the redressing, design project development and decoration stages.