For Allport Cargo Services office revamp, Inhouse’s design concept was inspired by the shipping industry because of this, decidedly maritime notes are reflected in both the colour palette and interior décor elements.
The Inhouse Design Studio team needed to integrate the aesthetics of the two separate areas in a seamless manner regardless of the spatial divide.
Inhouse made use of several key elements that generate an immediate impression of the brand identity as soon as guests enter either floor and allow visitors to instantaneously distinguish the offices from others in the building.
Elements include a colour scheme of blue, white and black, which correlates to Allport Cargo Services South Africa’s corporate colours. Timber, exposed brickwork and the use of nautical-inspired elements are evident throughout.
Even the elevator landings serve to extend the design scheme, featuring white metro tiles, bare brickwork and splashes of blue.
The bathroom area is a particularly creative: the women’s restroom door features a Picasso-esque depiction of a feminine face and on the right is a shower room, indicated by a simple shower illustration. Other elements include a wall that is covered in a light blue-and-white leaf pattern adorned with yet another “porthole” mirror.