Exquisite beauty – this unconventional and informal office space in the artistic, Catalonian capital Barcelona offers multiple very trendy design knacks that will be interesting to explore in details.
The designer Marta Castellano has a way to combine modern, innovative materials and shapes with the rich organic presence of rustic wood details and other tactile hints from the past.
The whitewash paint on the exposed brick walls creates not only luminous and pure ambiance, but it also offers a rich textural context for this unusual office arrangement. Here the mismatched old chars are restored to bring playful and fresh accents into the minimalist decor arrangement. The rich wooden elements; from the beach-like wooden bar to the beautiful arched window and balcony door frames are giving a visual anchor to the pure whiteness of the floor, walls, ceiling combo.
The metal mesh plant holders also deserve special attention; suspended or arranged as shelving – they give a hot modern approach for refreshing and vitalizing the space – many modern designers use this decorative solution that combines delicate elegance with a slight industrial hint; a dynamic and youthful way to introduce fresh living elements.
In the open floor plan arrangement of the working tables and the office kitchen the green accents and plant life introduce focal points of freshens and beauty. Vintage inspired design of the fridge, some of the lamps or the minimal furniture choices gives an unexpected homey feel for this communal working space.
Even the bathroom offers hot and trendy design solutions- the mine tile cladding – very popular in the last years and the cooper elements that are adding specific charm to the composition. Marta Castellano never disappoints – homes, vacation houses, renovation project or office premises – the characteristic design inspiration combining modern and organic is a powerful tool for expressive design. Photographer: Davide Pellegrini