Fjord Offices – Helsinki

  • Client Fjord,
  • size 10,763 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Helsinki, Finland,
  • Industry Design,
  • Studio Joanna Laajisto has designed the offices for global design consultants Fjord, located in Helsinki, Finland.

    A Finnish home for a global family – When Fjord, one of the world’s leading design and innovation consultancies, grew out of its Helsinki premises, it needed a new space that would reflect the Fjord brand and feel like home to its employees from around the world. Having worked with the Helsinki-based Studio Joanna Laajisto before, Fjord knew that they had found a designer who could translate Fjord brand characteristics into interior design principles. ͞

    From Finland, naturally – The 1000 m2 studio was furnished with natural materials of high quality: oak floors with sound-absorbing underlay, sisal carpets, and loads of plants. Light flows through the studio’s delicate, metallic room dividers, and linen curtains give privacy when needed. Instead of building a traditional office, the aim was to create an approachable, homelike workspace. Therefore, the studio includes several different kitchen and lounge spaces suitable for collaboration, creative work and casual hang-outs. Privacy can be found in comfortable phone booths lined with Kvadrat’s acoustic Soft Cell panels. ͞

    For Fjord Helsinki, it was important that most materials and pieces of furniture were of Finnish origin –without being too explicit about it. Meeting rooms are furnished with Artek Rival chairs and living rooms’large carpets are from Woodnotes, whereas Knoll’s Womb chairs were designed by Finnish designer Eero Saarinen. Living rooms’ large lamps are called PJ01, and they were designed by Joanna Laajisto and designer Pasi Kärkkäinen. The green kitchens blend in with the natural materials, and they were furnished with Ilmari Tapiovaara’s Domus chairs as well as oak tables and benches from Nikari.

    DesignerStudio Joanna Laajisto
    PhotographyMikko Ryhänen