Svoboda & Williams – Prague Offices
Atelier SAD designed a new office space for real estate agency Svoboda & Williams located in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Svoboda & Williams offices, designed by Adam Jirkal and Jerry Koza from the SAD Studio, reflect the style of work of this young and progressive real estate agency. The interior of the Neo-baroque building, located in the heart of Prague, is based on the original concept of paperless flexi workspace, offering an ideal overlap between the needs for privacy and cooperation. This concept is traceable, among other things, in using large common work-desks, forming clusters, each tailored to the shape of the very room it’s in and enabling individual work, face-to-face communication between agents as well as regular meetings of whole departments. Agents are thus able to work here with their laptops in the periods between their work meetings and viewings. When finished with their work, they simply take their laptop and store the remaining objects in their plastic box, nested in a minimalist metal frame in the corner of the room – the workspace is thus immediately available to another agent.
The office boasts a spatial lounge room as its natural center-point, fulfilling the dual function of a reception lobby for guests and of a relaxation zone for employees which is furnished, among others, with a Tufty-Time original sitting set, designed by Patricia Urquiola, a Spanish architect and designer, for the B&B Italia brand. The creative vibe of the office is inspired by the graphics of Krištof Kintera and paintings of Martina Chloupa, Jan Merta and Zdeněk Sýkora throughout the interior as well as by design furniture and accessories (Artemide lamps, Vitra chairs, Ligne Roset sofas, Morphe wooden hangers and more) which endow the office with an art-technicist spirit.
The offices provide a work environment that is aesthetically pleasing, highly efficient and comfortable and which features the impressive contrast of the original Art Nouveau interior and contemporary design – you will encounter here, for example, original Art Nouveau doors and frames next to futuristic reception desks decorated with plastic bags with LED underlighting, designed by Jitka Škopová. Each of the total of nine rooms has been approached as a unique space, whose individuality was emphasized by means of custom-made furniture and decorations.
Design: Atelier SAD
Photography: Tomáš Souček