The word loft is of English origin and literally translates as “loft. During the recession of the 1950s in the U.S., there was a precipitous rise in land rental prices, and industries were forced to move production to the suburbs. In the 1960s and ’70s, however, vacant buildings that sold for pennies found uses. One of the most legendary was Andy Warhol’s New York atelier, located in the former Silver Factory hat factory. The fashion for post-industrial interiors spread quickly enough to other countries and became quite firmly established in the residential and commercial industry.
Loft style office design
Strictness, refined elegance, large spaces and limited color palette are all characteristic features of the loft style. Despite the fact that the style arose out of necessity during the years of crisis, today it is considered an extremely sophisticated symbol of taste, freedom and artistic aspirations in the design of office and commercial spaces. Such an interior echoes the spirit of freedom, opens up space for creative thought, and stimulates the search for unconventional solutions. The open space promotes productive collaboration between employees, and implements a transparent open-door policy between employees and management.
Open office space
Lofts are large spaces where there are practically no walls and partitions (installed as needed). All functional areas are divided by different types of zoning (color contrasts, accent lighting or glass partitions, which do not violate the basic concept of open space)
Arrangements of this style is a favorable solution for people who appreciate freedom and space.
Industrial interior features
Characteristic elements of industrial interiors are open elements of design and installation of the building, as well as partially or completely brick walls .
Lighting in the loft interior
Complementing the natural lighting can be industrial fixtures in steel fittings. Widely used floor lamps, chandeliers, strip lighting. On the windows, instead of curtains and drapes are used blinds.
The form of furniture can be very different, because the style combines very diverse objects. But only for this style is characterized by rough shapes and unfinished look.
If you want to order loft style office design in Kiev or elsewhere, contact our design and architecture studio ZIKZAK. Our goal is not only visual perfection, but also working design that solves the problems. Each of our projects is a balance of quality and creativity.