The Prism Design concept for this office’s collaboration-minded interiors is “Mitochondria and chloroplasts”. The offices are split into membranes, mitochondria-inspired partitions which form the walls of a powerhouse actually visible to the naked eye: each space is built to encourage creative and strategic cross-pollination between people, their ideas and environment.

 

The e-commerce and social media marketing company Unbot’s 2,000 sq-m new office is designed by Prism Design to increase operational efficiency and organizational strength as the number of employees increased due to the business expansion.

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Unbot's new office space aims to achieve both economic development and the resolution of social issues combining virtual and reality in a space where all employees can easily create natural and high-quality communication.
The Prism Design team likens the office microcosm to the anatomy of a cell: mitochondria and chloroplasts generate energy for the cells in which they live, and each organelle possesses unique DNA and functions within the exterior world through a complex series of membranes.

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In the lobby, a neon-yellow backsplash sets a lively tone for the rest of the office. The interiors’ color accents are principally neon-yellow and sage-green – yellow referring to the sun rays needed for photosynthesis, and green to chloroplasts.

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Ellipse-shaped desks and rippled glazing call to mind the sinuous curves of mitochondria cells.
There are several meeting rooms, including a casual interior that encourages free thinking and a room that is ideal for chic and relaxing meetings.05 Unbot

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Unbot employees are not left wanting in one corridor, built-in fridges keep workers perpetually refreshed. A kitchen, with millwork made of oriented strand board, overlooks a lounge area where employees can dine beneath the Shanghai skyline. Finally, those dashing off to the gym come five o’clock can change in the company’s white-and-blue locker rooms.

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At Unbot, where an employee is viewed as the powerhouse of the (work)cell, Prism Design made sure to design a workspace worthy of innovation.

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Photo: Katsumi Hirabayashi

 

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