El Equipo Creativo Brings the Beach To the Office With a Sea-Inspired Design

Barcelona-based design studio El Equipo Creativo was recently hired by Swedish firm Effective Communication to design an office for their young Swedish team to work and play in, a nod to the company’s work culture. El Equipo Creativo was inspired by the nearby beaches and designed a workspace that reflects the personality of the city of Barcelona: lively, full of energy and fun!

The studio designed the environment to be fresh and inviting, so the team can relax, socialize, and play in the same spaces they work in. Due to its function, the large call center room uses sound-absorbing elements in the form of an acoustic ceiling, which is intended to simulate beach towels with bright colors and sailor’s stripes. Below, the textured blue carpet simulates the sea water rising on the beach.

The kitchen connected to the terrace was designed for solialization. Here you will find private corners, group-friendly surfboard tables, table games, a pool and a kiosk bar for Friday parties. The nature-inspired kitchen ceiling is covered with acoustic panels in white organic shapes to simulate clouds under blue skies.

Vibrant colors and beach-inspired furniture create a casual and playful atmosphere.

A watered-down approach has been taken in the nearby administrative offices to achieve a more neutral and luxurious aesthetic.

Photos by Adrià Goula.

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