Mattelsa, where industrial chic meets workplace wellness
As quality of life, flexibility, and collaboration take on increasing importance in the workplaces of young people, design innovation becomes a significant, if not essential, catalyst in keeping employees happy and motivated.
Quickly realizing the impact environment could have on their workers, the brilliant minds behind Colombian clothing and lifestyle brand Mattelsa teamed up with local experts ALH Taller and 5 Sólidos to create the ideal headquarters for their brand; a haven where employees could feel free to interact, eat healthy, read, rest, enjoy green spaces, and most importantly, create.
The two partner firms collaborated with Mattelsa in a 600-square-meter ground floor that features a reception, a buffet and salad bar offering vegan dishes, a casual dining area with a variety of seating options, and a Green House accommodating a healthy market and library.
Avoiding any notions of the traditional workplace, the design focuses on open spaces that inspire interaction while preserving the implicit formality of “the office.”
The industrial interior contrasts with functional furniture and retro décor, including flashy signage, an array of pendant lamps, and an oasis of plants positioned to create cozy micro-environments. Materials like concrete and wood dominate, while marble, steel, artisan-made mosaics, glass and others serve as a contrast.