An innovative interior makeover for a leading media agency in central London.
MediaCom are a world-class media buying agency who, in their own words, are defined by their people. Staff had previously worked from offices in North Gower Street, so when the company moved to a new base on Theobalds Road, the brief was to integrate something of the quirky, domestic quality of their old home with more flexible, forward-thinking workspaces suitable for a fast-paced creative team. Achieved through close collaboration and a thorough understanding of how to make this dynamic team tick, Orms’design delivers an imaginative interior landscape with a choice of work – and social – environments.
The offices extend over four floors, with main circulation and breakout areas positioned around the atrium to create a sense of buzz and activity in the heart of the building. The design plays games with scale to introduce visual humour to the space, with a giant doormat, lampshade and plant pots welcoming visitors to the double-height entrance space. Huge floor-standing walnut picture frames enclose the receptionists to one side and a collection of photographs – prized possessions from the old offices – to the other. A wide variety of workspace types allow staff to reflect, brainstorm, collaborate or relax as their job demands.