The mention of the proverbial “Corner Office” conjures up a certain image in most people’s mind – a private space with countless configurations and options.
Robb Bouck, the fun-loving General Manager of Jeff’s atWork Office Furniture located in Brantford Ontario, showcases his take on the corner office concept.
“I have a long standing belief that you must inspire others to achieve their goals in order to achieve yours,” he says. “So far, this has proven not only correct but beneficial to us as a business.” As an example his personal office, which he helped design, is a workspace that promotes creativity and efficiency.
“I have a long standing belief that you must inspire others to achieve their goals in order to achieve yours.”
Minimalist design with a big impact. This working corner office is fully exposed to almost all foot traffic in the building via a nine foot high glass wall. Everything was done in-house, from the Interior Design, to the glass installation – our creative team even did the chalkboard wall art. We were aware that the location of the office presented a certain opportunity to showcase our talents to clients who were visiting our design center working on a project, and even to our retail clients who are in the store browsing.
The centerpiece is a table desk which perfectly co-ordinates with the hidden, yet fully functioning fridge, as well as the credenza and built-in wardrobe. Power and data cords have been routed through the leg to preserve the clean lines and to reduce visual clutter for clients. The space as described by the design team paints a picture of its own. Soft greys adorn the custom designed Fluid Concepts storage wall, complete with a built-in drawer fridge, hidden waste, floating shelves, file, and wardrobe storage. Bright red Arcadia lounge chairs add an appropriate punch of colour and texture to the mostly monochromatic colour scheme. Topping the red off is a matching HON executive task chair pulling the red from the front to the back of the office. The Interface carpet tile is what pulls the room together with its mixture of grey and red streaks, installed in a brick pattern. Custom art work and accessories by Davis as well as Crate and Barrel complete the contemporary executive office.
“The chalkboard wall is one of my favourite parts of the design,” states Robb. Not only is it art, it’s also a dynamic message that can change and evolve. Four of us stayed one night after work to create the artwork. It was a little cramped at times, but this is what makes our team so great. We can work together in challenging situations, create something amazing, and have fun at the same time.” Inspired? Contact your local atWork location to create your own “corner office”.