Functional furniture for innovative workspaces
Pedrali products were selected to furnish the new configuration of Microsoft offices in Lisbon, a project of both architecture and interior design that stems from the collaboration of two Portoguese studios, OPENBOOK Architecture and Vector Mais, and reflects the changes occurred in the last few years in the way people work within companies. Increasingly flexible and versatile settings, focused on employee wellbeing and creativity, as claimed by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.
Housed in one of the most emblematic buildings in the Parque das Nações neighbourhood, Lisbon, the headquarters of the technology giant are organised on four floors, creating a collaborative, open environment in which human interaction and wellbeing are maximized, suggesting a sense of harmony between man and technology. The environment is enriched with textures and details of the Portuguese culture, making it original and unique.
Furniture plays a key role providing the setting with warmth and openness. The space was developed with a strong spirit of functionality and sustainability and has a total capacity of 1048 seats, articulated in over 500 workstations and 105 rooms conceived for a wide range of purposes: from phone booths to meeting and conference rooms, to multifunctional rooms. It is in these areas that Buddy poufs are placed, designed by Busetti Garuti Redaelli, they stand out for their friendly spirit and the contrast between the bold volumes of the seat and the slender lightweight frame. Thanks to the different sizes, they allow multiple combinations matching the varied needs of contemporary and multipurpose spaces.
Aimed at creating small corners for socialising, Malmö armchairs, designed by CMP Design, evoke warmth sensations suggested by the combination of the touch of ash wood with the softness of a plywood shell upholstered in fabric.
Nolita outdoor armchairs, designed by CMP Design, shape informal meeting areas. Completely made of steel, these chairs are light and resistant, easy to clean, maintain and move. Arki-Table tables, with their versatility and clean lines, eventually create modern meeting rooms.
There are also a restaurant and a cafeteria to take a break while enjoying the breathtaking view on Tago river. Here a touch of colour is given by Intrigo chairs, designed by Marco Pocci e Claudio Dondoli, selected in green and matching with the tile.