Maitan Work Space by Mooof Studio
We know a thing or two about the world's coolest office design, and this flexible workspace in Thailand is one of the most inviting offices we've seen! Who wouldn't go to work if that meant working in a space that could easily be a club lounge or the interiors of a Vitra venue?
The Maitan office was designed for a new venture from the ex-CEO Tan Passakornnatee of the huge (in Japan) Oishi food brand. Tan, who has a cheery face and cuts a bulbous silhouette, is the anti-Bill Lumbergh. He seemingly wanted a friendly working space, where one feels right at home, but you're just as likely to think you're at a boutique hotel.
The space's charm is undeniable. Multiple Big Boy-esque effigies of the boss grace the different office spaces.
A bright green turf lawn cuts down the length of entry hall, up and down wide staircases, on which friendly likenesses of dogs and pigs graze.
Corporate boardroom lamps have been replaced with DIY-spheres of recycled bottle tops. Even, the threat of a bulldozer arm, here appropriated as sculpture, is neutralized in this environment.
Based in Thailand, Mooof Studios seems like a quiet bunch, but it’s evident from their work that they have a penchant for playful combinations of bright color and unorthodox materials. Designers Budasee Ngampakdeepanichi and Sunthorn Keeratayakom make up Mooof's core team and describe themselves as "a design studio which works in architecture, interior design, and related fields" which doesn't even begin to describe the playful mix of built projects, including a karaoke bar and Bangkok housing.
Check out more interior design projects by Mooof on their Architizer firm profile page here.