The Office Hygge – Surat

  • Client VS Developers,
  • size 750 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location Surat, India,
  • Industry Construction / Engineering,
  • Neogenesis+Studi0261 created a minimalist space with thoughtful mid-century touches for The Office Hygge in Surat, India.

    Hygge, a Norwegian word that describes a mood of coziness with feelings of contentment, is what best describes the design.

    Located in one of the most aristocratic areas of the city, the office belongs to a Developer who wanted their workplace to be such that it reflects their personality and reciprocates their touch to the clients. They wanted their tiny space to be treasured with serenity and be a sense of pride for their clients, employees and needless to say, themselves.

    The layout follows a customary hierarchy where entry leads to the reception area that invites the guests with conviviality, further leading to a passage where the cabins are co-located.

    Owing to the small size with only one face receiving natural light, it was important to plan the space that caters to the basic light needs and hence, glass partitions were favoured over opaque divisions. The material palette comprises of grey tiles, limocoat, white oak wood and laminate. The reception desk and the MD tables are custom designed and the furniture pieces in the lounge are from a high-quality designer brand ‘Dtale’. The furniture, storage and the light fixtures are chosen and designed to be an art in themselves.

    To meet the design appeal and the budget, the designers resourcefully made use of materials saving on every inch. Maximization of storage has been kept in mind while giving it an artistry expression keeping the space visually unobstructed. The neutral palate further captures maximum light, keeps the space well-lit and makes the area appear larger.

    Drawing on the Scandinavian practice of craftsmanship, simplicity, and functionalism, the designers, in a way, have successfully been able to strike a balance between the contemporary materials and vernacular techniques.

    The duality of design sets the style apart from being typically modern and at the same time, primarily focusses on functionality with an inherent beauty credibly liked by connoisseurs.

    Design: Neogenesis+Studi0261
    Photography: Chetan Jain