Compiled by Leah Linhares
Photography: Courtesy v2com
Dutch design firm Abrahams Crielaers blends in a little of the conventional with the contemporary to give the business world a dynamic state-of-the-art office christened Tribes...
Tribes is the new network of mobile offices for workers from every field and origin; it is the first ‘mobile office’ within the Eindhoven flight forum, a short distance away from the airport.
Drawing inspiration from famed photographer Jimmy Nelson’s travel tales to different tribal villages, Tribes is dedicated to present-day likeminded professionals -Business Nomads- offering the needs of this tribe the functions of a home base.
Characterised by interiors reminiscent of nomad tents in terms of colour, materials and accessories, Tribes is a cocktail of the present and past- a modern design with a dash of tribal seen in the warm lighting, wall pieces, furnishings, et al. Extensive open spaces recreate interiors suited to various scenarios; numerous corners mingle with work terminals located among long desks and wide tables and the abundance of space, characterised by diverse styles and sizes is available for meetings and conferences.
The designers were steered in their choice of materials and furnishings of leather, wood, coconut and bright colours by Jimmy Nelson's fascinating photographs, harmonised by nature herself, creating surprising yet pleasantly comfortable interiors. Stealing the limelight are the library with open workspaces and the round Tribes Table, where Business Nomads can organize their meetings highlighted by the original graphic design of the floor.
Fossil collection designed by Kasia Zareba constitutes the unique flooring of porcelain tiles, the ensemble revisiting the pre-historical imprints left by plants and animals in rock formations and hand-drawn patterns giving it a unique appearance similar to the impressions of primordial creatures on the surface of the stone.
Tribes is a perfectly homogeneous environment, characterised by the provision of internet access, virtual offices, meeting rooms, flexible work areas suited to all requirements; a business space that is absolutely conducive to building business; yet, isn't at all like an office in the traditional sense of the word!