Design is at the absolute core of our office-transforming mission. Our design philosophy constitutes of three key principles. Firstly, offices should be places that inspire and fuel creativity. Secondly, they should be places that serve the community through fostering informal meeting and, finally, they should allow people to be incredible productive when they have to.
Design that inspires and fuels creativity
“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
– Charles Eames, American Designer
That’s a great quote isn’t it? That same designer ones said that in design the details are not the details; instead, they make the design. We also believe details are important; they distinguish us from other offices. Have a look at the slideshow below to get a feeling of how we use them in our offices. It is grey carpets and system ceilings vs. sleek looking screed floors and high ceilings that expose everything. It is boring paintings or even no decoration at all vs. bicycles hanging against the wall, a vintage barista coffee bar and a 70’s motorbike placed in the corner. When it comes down to details it is basically all offices vs. us.
Design that serves the community
“Design must reflect the practical and aesthetic in business but above all… good design must primarily serve people.”
– Thomas, J. Watson, Former CEO & Chairman IBM
Rethinking the office requires more than just making it look better. Our office setup serves community building through creating informal and social settings that make it easy to meet new people and exchange ideas. The different setting BounceSpace creates becomes evident from the moment you enter the building. You will never see a receptionist behind a reception desk and a waiting area with outdated magazines. A relief, isn’t it?
Instead, In Amsterdam you will be greeted by barber Anthony cutting someone’s hair, Luuk the bicycle repairman or Alex, the Australian barista. It’s that vibrant entry point you walk by before sitting down behind your desk on the floors above. There’s a constant flow of people walking in and out and you can always come here for a little chat with some other bounce-members. But we came up with this setup not just to create a lively networking space. We also believe this dynamic scene enables people to detach from work for a bit and enjoy their break.
In Eindhoven you will instantly walk into the meeting-room where some Bounce-members are sipping coffee from our design coffee machine while others are playing a game of pool. A comfortable social setting where ideas are born and connections are made.
Design that enhances productivity
“Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role.”
– Dieter Rams, Industrial Designer
Working in a slick looking office and being surrounded by social people sounds great. But in the end the people working in our community are hard working individuals that face one deadline after another. An office should always have spaces where someone can isolate himself and get work done. The BounceSpace design draws a clear boundary between social and working environments so you don’t get distracted when you have a lot of work to do. The social environments through which you enter the building are always separated from where people work. In the working environment the unwritten rule is that you talk with a tempered tone of voice.