OFFICE SPACE >
Written by: Štěpánka Strouhalová
Photo by: Hana Hamplová
Activa, an office supply company, has moved to a new building
in Prague's Letňany district. The interior's simple and subdued
character allows a dynamically functional solution to dominate. "We
wanted to create a polished work environment, but I confess that
it's the prettiest corporate headquarters in its field," says
the firm's executive and co-owner Martin Leitgeb.
conference room was intended for important meetings, so everything
was aimed at that purpose. The room is elegant, without many disruptive
elements that could distract attention. But it felt too cold at
first, so we added a graphical element to the wall that is also
visible in the corridors."
02> "When I furnish
my own work space I prefer airiness, functionality, and aesthetics.
Timeless design must go hand-in-hand with high-quality furniture,
particularly for office chairs."
03,04> "We set aside
two intimate, quiet corners to brighten up the long corridor."
05> "We invited the
architect Luboš Sekal to put the final aesthetic touches on the
building. He successfully harmonized the whole facility and also
made the otherwise monotonous hallways cozy and easy to navigate.
The colorful walls make the space cheerful and unique."
06> "The reception
area represents the firm, as it is the entry point of communication.
But it's not absolutely necessary to decorate it with symbols of
our activities - functionality and sufficient space are important."
07> Martin Leitgeb
08> "My relationship
to painting is specific and positive; I've been a fan since I was
a child. I found this painting of Zlín by Svatopluk Slovenčík in
his studio in devastated condition and had it restored."