Doha being the capital of Qatar the state known for the largest production of oil and natural gas is one among the greatest and busiest of business hubs. Being a business hub it is sure to be visited by influential people from all over the world over international business deals. The ultramodern architecture of the corporate buildings themselves speaks volumes of the dealings in Doha. The well architectured tall skyscrapers look like they are from the future. Architecture takes great care of the interior design too. A room with nothing can be transformed in so many ways depending on a multitude of ideas to suit functionality.
Ergonomics has proved that human productivity is affected by their surroundings so much so that in the right environment productivity increases by 25%. With this realization, many companies and small businesses invest wisely in interior designing. Business owners and others can rarely achieve what professional interior designers can help achieve. Cloudsinteriors is one of the well known and best interior design companies in Doha and around Qatar and you can approach them for all your design requirements. Interior design may be of great personal interest, an owner may want to plan his own workspace, but this will require a lot of precious time that could be used in extending the business while professionals deal with the same.
In the past decade, interior designing has been revolutionized. The best interior designers will provide the client with conceptualized 3D imagery of the interiors of the space after carefully understanding the workspace. They need to understand the requirements of the job and the company’s requirements for dealing with clients and visitors. A clear understanding of the role of the organization will help interior designers plan accordingly. With the help of 3D imagery the client too can suggest his personal interests and preferences.
Offices need to be designed taking into consideration the operation and role of the organization. The needs of the organization vary according to the roles they play and their deliverables. Organizations that deal with creativity, like magazines, game programmers, creative writers, fashion designers and architects require creative spaces and can use splashes of bold and bright colours that instill creativity, whereas clinics, account, law, insurance, etc can use a more corporate look with neutral colours. Some jobs require employees to work as a team and require large open spaces for interaction and thus was introduced the open office with lesser barriers or walls. Jobs that require concentration demand for quieter and organized individual spaces.
Tips for designing a modern office
Lighting: Natural light is the best source of light as it lights up the soul. It brings in positive energy. Implementing glass walls and large windows will brighten up space with natural light and will also help save on energy. Workplaces away from natural light also must be brightly lit. Personal cabins of higher ups and the reception area are two spaces that can employ softer light to look warm and welcoming.
Walls: The number of walls and their structure, design and make will depend on the functionality of the room. In spaces where there is teamwork, lighter partitions or glass walls may be employed to save space and also make the space look larger. Conference rooms and personal cabins require walls with better acoustics so as to keep them sound proof. The walls must have the brand name in subtle and visible locations.
Ceiling and floor: False ceilings make a great impact on the entire look of the interior. False ceilings can be fashioned so as to suit the functionality of the room. Avoid slippery floors. Choose the right carpets if any.
Colours: Colours play a very important role in affecting psychology. While some colours make bold statements of confidence and joy, others instill peace and tranquillity. Neutral colours can be employed where things need to be kept official and unaffected by emotions.
Natural Elements: Fresh flowers are the easiest natural elements to light up a space. A good bouquet placed on the reception desk adds aesthetic beauty. Single flowers or a smaller bunch of flowers around the space are an addition. Indoor plants are again a great way to inspire beauty and freshness to the interiors. Water fountains are mesmerizing when placed in the reception area. A step further would be to have fish swimming in the place that collects water from the fountain. Water fountains and fish can be difficult to maintain and require precious space.
Furniture: The layout having been decided, furniture is the major factor that is going to impact the overall interiors of the space. They must not be too large, but must be comfortable and functional. Desks, chairs and cabinets are all essentials keeping in mind their purpose. Architects, fashion designers, magazine makers, all require larger desks of proper height. People with jobs that require long hours of being seated must have chairs that don’t hurt their posture. Furniture in the waiting area, break rooms, and entertainments rooms can be chosen for comfort and style.
Wooden furniture although expensive has a timeless effect on the interiors.
The space available must be carefully organized and set apart based on its functionality and with enough space to accommodate all workers working in that particular area. Provide for personal cabinets and desks. If the space does not allow enough room for a food kiosk or entertainment room at least provide employees with a pantry of coffee maker, microwave and a refrigerator. Provide enough number of restrooms separately for men and women, and keep it hygienic and odour free.