This Cozy Private Commercial Office By Miminat Designs Used To Be A Pottery Studio

Miminat Designs, repurposed a pottery studio into a private commercial office for Giant Ventures, a venture capital firm. The office seamlessly merges a cozy ambiance with a professional corporate setting—an unconventional feat in itself.

Bathed in natural light from expansive glass ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, the spaces radiate warmth and sophistication. Sustainable raw materials like wood, jute, and stone anchor the design, while touches of luxe velvet, glass, and brass impart an air of elegance. The extensive use of various timber species, including British Oak, Ash, Mahogany, Wenge, Zebrano, and Walnut, enhances the overall aesthetic across flooring, walls, and furniture.

Exterior view of Giant Ventures office
Exterior view of the Giant ventures office.

Some of the major spaces provided in the private commercial office building include: the boardroom, pool office and private offices. In each space, the intended character is noticeably carried through consistently to achieve the desired vibe.

Modern pool office
Pool office.
Workstations in pool office
Workstations in a row in pool office.
Corner workstation
Corner office desk.
Seating area under skylight
Seating area under the skylight.
Side table next to red chair
Unique side table.
boucle seat in boardroom
ottoman chairs with side table
Arm chairs with marble plinth in-between
Marble plinth as side table.
Chairs in boardroom
Cognac armchairs in boardroom.
Pill-shaped boardroom table
Boardroom with bespoke table.

Tonal hues of mustard, ochre, and cognac inject vibrant pops of color into the predominantly neutral private commercial office environment. The wood’s natural beauty is showcased through built-in storage and shelving, complemented by bespoke furniture, notably the striking RINA Cabinet by Miminat Designs that stands as a focal point in the boardroom, contributing to the workspace’s unique character.

Built-in shelving in modern office
Built-in shelving in modern office
Built-in shelving in modern office
Built-in wood shelving.
RINA Cabinet in use in boardroom
RINA Cabinet in use in the boardroom.
RINA Cabinet in use in boardroom

A captivating feature wall in this private commercial office steals the spotlight, adorned with a vast collection of 3,000 vintage National Geographic copies dating back to 1892, offering a visually compelling narrative. The office doubles as an art gallery, with pieces by renowned artists like David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Sebastiao Salgado, and Mattea Perrotta, alongside Shodeinde’s own creations.

National Geographic magazines on display.

The constant undulating dance between different shades of the colours and textures used in this private commercial office is an experience on it’s own. This exceptional blend of artistry, thoughtful design, and repurposing a former pottery studio into a harmonious, sophisticated workspace exemplifies Miminat Designs’ ingenuity in shaping distinctive environments that transcend the conventional office paradigm.

Brand sign saying: "Giant ventures" and "Giant House"

Originally published on Design Milk

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