For its new office Oriflame has chosen beautiful and unusual premises with an atrium. Floods of natural light are an impressive architectural solution, but in case the sunlight fall on monitor screens, it can hinder a lot the employees’ work. A thorough pre-project study and analysis of the company’s business processes helped find an optimal solution both regarding the office design use and the staff’s efficiency.
Open space was meant for the work of employees from various departments: lawyers, accountants, marketing managers, sales managers, etc. Their working processes differ considerably, therefore when designing the office a special attention was focused on tuning the balance between privacy and a possibility for the employees’ communications within some department and with other services. The ultimate solution to this task was a cluster system and transitional screens. All workplaces, where possible, were arranged sideways to sources of light and equipped with protective shields. In some cases the protective function is fulfilled by Tower® personal cabinets.