Indonesia Design Magazine : Working Spaces 2019 Edition

Our Director, Okky Wardhana shares his thought about the challenges in designing office interior in the future.

Mercedes Indonesia has recently relocated their headquarters to the CIBIS Nine building, and along with the move came a complete renovation with the help of Okky Wardhana and his team from Morphosa Indonesia. The vision of the redesign was all about efficiency and collaboration, incorporating modern office design principles with a natural, comfortable touch.

The 15th floor of the CIBIS Nine building in South Jakarta houses the new headquarters of Mercedes Indonesia. This modern, beautiful office keeps the company’s aesthetics at heart whilst providing a comfortable place for employees to collaborate, establish relationships, and feel at home. Unlike the concept of office design in the last two decades, the modern office is now more about open plans and less about private spaces.

In terms of the brief given to Okky, their request was simple: to follow the current trends in office design in Indonesia and also worldwide. What came about was an open layout with special areas for employees to rest, take a break, and interact with each other. Their old headquarters had scattered, closed offices, and the goal was to create something completely different. Most of the new space has an open plan, while the private meeting rooms have different themes using different colours, types of chairs and layout, all using frozen glass for privacy.