In our blog we will share with you short stories about design and ergonomics, studies related to the office environment, technologies and trends, information about our products, projects and campaigns. Hopefully what inspires us will inspire you too! Enjoy reading!
GOOD EXAMPLES: ARCHITECT MARIA BALEVA AND THIRD SPACES OF STUDIO FUNKT
Funkt define themselves as group of interests with semi-industrial goals. Actually, it’s difficult to define them in exact terms, because they don’t limit themselves to design and architecture at all, but spread over wide and even more difficult to define terms such as beauty, engagement and freedom in the city life. You can hear about them all the time – winning one of the most notable interior design projects, diving deep into the organization of a projection, exhibition or a design workshop in +Tova, filming movie about an old closet or designing pins for music festivals. You can expect everything from them, except for something that would leave you indifferent.
Here’s what Maria from Funkt shared about third spaces:
For us 2012 is the year of the office space: Siteground, the biggest hosting company (1800 km2), Eleven (600 km2), Saatchi&Saatchi (150 km2), Proznanie (120 km2) etc.
These offices don’t share similarities in terms of space or interior. The common thing between them all is the fact that they are all managed by young and smart people that didn’t need a lot of explanation. Great clients that we’ve agreed on the projects key points with a few words. The task included not only work spaces, but also everything else that an office might need to make the employees feel good at work. Another common trait is the total lack of hierarchal model – there are no space such as manager’s office. Everyone works at the same place and there is no ‘better’ space or chair. No trace of ‘timesheets’ because no one looks over your shoulder if you are at the office at exactly 8 o’clock but rather for the outcome of your work – according to me this is the only model that makes sense for managing people that work for you.
Of course the solutions are based on the area, the task, the specifics of the work day, and the need of conference rooms.
The third spaces we’ve created are:
Lounge areas – quiet places that are isolated with music and books
Play areas – games are the perfect way to unwind
Team areas – places for informal meetings but steel away from the work places
NB: These types of offices are not suitable for companies with retrograding thinking that manipulate their employees with fear and negative stress.
‘How to create a third space in two steps’:
1. Ask your employees what they want
2. Do it
Joey Doesn’t Share Food! I Don’t Share Sayl!
Right after we announced the winner of our ‘Hunt for Sofia’s Third Place’ campaign, we met Kristian Gostanyan and his girlfriend Boryana.
GOOD EXAMPLES: FICOSOTA SYNTEZ AND THIRD SPACES IN THEIR OFFICE
When people asked one of the richest men Warren Buffett, what makes him a successful investor and what he does different from the others, they discover that he follows the best practices.
GOOD EXAMPLES: ARCHITECT PLAMEN TODOROV FROM ZOOM STUDIO
Plamen from Studio zoom is one of the most influential architects of the so called ‘new wave.’
DESIGN AS A TOOL FOR “DRAMATIZING” THE BRAND OF THE COMPANIES OR WHAT ARE THE GOOD EXAMPLES OF THIRD SPACES IN BULGARIA
The Hunt for Sofia’s Third Space
In Workspace we are starting a campaign with which we want to challenge you with an abstract question – which are the third spaces in Sofia?
Workspace Celebrated its Third Birthday
Workspace celebrated its third birthday with a theme event on “Third space and creativity at the office.”
Beloslava’s Third Space
Whatever Beloslava starts, without any doubts ends up tasty and full of love.
Vanya Shtereva’s Third Space
Actress, composer, singer, writer, script writer and…creator of third spaces.
Galia Georgieva and Gerogi Lozanov’s Third Space
Is it possible to call the beauty and the intellect to be called a third space?
Sibina and Asen Grigorovi’s Third Space
We are…Sibina Grigorova – a person with many talents except for music.
Geri Turiiska’s Third Space
Exactly as her site, the Story-Teller, is not just a blog, but rather a feeling, so is Geri Turiiska not just a singer for Rubikub or creator of a bunch of interesting projects in Sofia, but a feeling that leaves you smiling surrounded by many colors.
Drago Simeonov’s Third Space
I am…collector of events and emotions, however, I wear the mask of journalist and radio host.