Uber Malaysia has been our latest project, designing the entire office to better make use of the space for employees. Known the world over, the Uber experience is reliable, efficient and covers a range of travelling variables from low-cost to premium. These were all facets of the business that needed to be reflected in the finished design of the new Uber Malaysia office space.
Initial consultations with the client produced a brief for a warm ambience and cutting-edge industrial design. We chose to use sleek furniture designs that blended well with the final look from our own manufacturers, which can be found on www.siton.my.
First, we opted for a timeless palette of black and white to reinforce the modernity of the business model which is run entirely via a smartphone app. We decided to add in cosy wooden touches, to add focal points to the room as well as contrast.
Matte black desks and information points were cut with linear textural details, an on-trend feature that brings Uber Malaysia right up-to-date. The main desk, appointed at the back of the office, was clad in beech to keep up the warm tones in the room and reflect the friendly nature of the business. It also differentiated the desk from the back wall, making it immediately apparent on entering the office where to head to first.
For an industrial-meets-modern edge, we polished rough concrete floors into reflective, warmly coloured surfaces that help to bounce light around the space. A black and white modular seating arrangement makes a monochromatic statement in the center of the room. Curvy, modern desk chairs flank long tables in the conference room. A pool table puts employees and visitors alike at ease and provides an activity centerpiece for office downtime.
Cylindrical down lighters in a stylish matte black metal add to the warm ambience and are arrayed in strict lines across the office industrial-style ceiling. Huge open window frames flood the office space with natural light, keeping everything bright and airy. No window treatments were necessary, instead we chose to keep the windows clean and crisply framed by gleaming white walls that further reflect light around the space.
We finished the office off with a funky back-lit ‘Uber’ logo in sleek black, mounted on the wall behind the main desk.
With sleek lines and a minimalist stance, the design came together in just three weeks to reflect an efficient and modern business.