The Spanish company Kettal – designer and manufacturer of fine outdoor furnishings – has refurbished its head office in downtown Barcelona.
The new office, on the first floor of an early-20th-century building in Barcelona’s Eixample district, is a bright space full of natural light that floods in through huge windows. It has two small gardens painted in warm colours and a terrace with low plants that provide a natural setting.
The idea was to create a warm work area with comfortable lounge areas, meeting rooms and a kitchen, keeping the original Catalan arch bare-brick ceilings in the main rooms.
Two separate areas were designed, one for work and one to relax, the latter featuring a lounge, kitchen and terrace.
The materials used include oak, a mix of flooring and recycled-fibre carpet, along with furniture and lighting by Vitra combined with the firm’s own furniture.
The refurbishment was undertaken by the Kettal design department.
The aim was to make the premises more welcoming for both employees and clients and suppliers, using a language more fitting for a home than for the typical office.
ALL ABOUT KETTAL
Kettal works with the most important names in international design: Jasper Morrison, Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, Hella Jongerlius and Emiliana Design studio. Its raison d’être is the creation of timeless furniture, functional and expressive, which represents a contemporary culture and provides solutions to the emerging needs of modern life, based on a blend of creativity, customization, innovation and modern production. Outdoor furniture. Kettal develops products specifically for each project.
The importance of research, both scientific and technological, has always been at the forefront of product development. The highly innovative nature of the brand means that today one can enjoy a high-quality product.
Kettal, loyal to its philosophy of respect for the environment, uses eco-friendly paint. Almost all of Kettal’s furniture paints are now 100-per-cent ecological and recyclable, and the wood used is protected under Perhutani certification.
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