Contrary to the popular assumption that highly professional offices have rather uninspiring or stoic interiors, the new office space of the prestigious law firm Heenan Blaikie in Toronto, Canada, is utterly sleek with a chic minimalist appeal.
Designed by the Montreal firm ID+S Design Solutions, the Heenan Blaikie office was among the first to take up residence in the 2009 Bay Adelaide Center, a LEED-certified building that spans 125,000 square feet across five floors.
ID+S Design Solutions beat out 250 design entries from 15 countries, which included seven large Toronto architecture firms, and also won the Shaw Contract Group international award for innovative new spaces in 2010.
The overall space is anchored by an open floor plan with streamlined furnishings that give the office a smart and professional look. Heenan Blaikie specifically requested that furniture in varying colors should be arrayed throughout the office to provide for bursts of colors. These range from black metal credenzas and acid-green ottomans and wall treatments to orange rugs and Bertoia chairs fitted with lime-colored cushions and bright-yellow padded seats. Additionally, sliding glass doors that block out sound were also incorporated into the various meeting areas to ensure privacy when needed.
To add a touch of personality to the space and boardrooms, Heenan Blaikie brought in its own art collection, which bring a graphic punch to the walls throughout the office.
Posted by Sebastien D. at 3 January, 2011