Dutch design firm AbrahamsCrielaers has developed a state of the art office design for Tribes.
Tribes is the new network of mobile offices for workers from every field and origin who are able to find a common space. Tribes provides internet access, virtual offices, meeting rooms, flexible work areas suited to all requirements; a business space that isn't an office in the traditional sense of the word.
The first of these 'mobile offices' has been opened in April in Eindhoven, within the Eindhoven flight forum, a short distance away from the airport, and is an admirable example of how, according to project or work type, it is possible to find the most suitable space, where ideas are able to flow freely and transform into business.
The concept is inspired by the tribes that the famous photographer Jimmy Nelson visited and is dedicated to likeminded professionals, the so called Business Nomads.
The present-day Business Nomads are more like a tribe on its own. Tribes will provide in the needs of this tribe and will function as a home base.
Tribes in Eindhoven is characterised by interiors reminiscent of nomad tents, both in terms of colour, materials and accessories. Extensive open spaces are used to recreate interiors suited to a vast array of situations: numerous corners mingle with work terminals located among long desks and wide tables. There is an abundance of areas for meetings and conference, characterised by diverse styles and sizes.
Jimmy Nelson's fascinating photographs guided designers in their choice of materials and furnishings: leather, wood, coconut and bright colours, harmonised by nature herself, creating surprising yet pleasantly comfortable interiors.
The prominent eye catcher are the library with open workspaces, the round Tribes Table where Business Nomads can organize their meetings and the original graphic design of the floor.
The porcelain tiles chosen for the floor are part of the Fossil collection designed by Kasia Zareba for DesignTaleStudio, the creative ceramic laboratory of the Italian company Ceramiche Refin.
The FOSSIL tile collection revisits the prehistorical imprints left by plants and animals in rock formations and the hand-drawn pattern gives it a unique appearance, similar to the impressions of primordial creatures on the surface of the stone.
Fossil flooring provided a winning touch to the Tribes concept, focused on conferring work spaces with nomadic and natural features. Both the ceramic product and architectonic project derive from the same creative reflections and philosophy.
The end result is a perfectly homogeneous environment, characterised by the use of different colours and patterns of flooring for the visual delimitation of various areas and connections between them, with a truly remarkable result.
ABOUT CERAMICHE REFIN S.P.A.
Ceramiche Refin was founded in 1962 and over the years has become a reference point for the Italian and international ceramics market. Part of the Gruppo Concorde since 1998, Refin's mission is to produce furnishing solutions with high technological quality, image and Italian design for the ceramic tile market, particularly focusing on lightweight commercial and high level residential designs, managing the company ethically and respecting the environment.
Avant-garde technology and high production capacity: Ceramiche Refin combines aesthetics and technology, creativity and tradition. Without compromising on the use of top quality raw materials, the company has broadened its range to include products that respond to different living needs and with a more modern taste.
In 2005 Refin inaugurated the creative laboratory DTS (DesignTaleStudio), an innovative and unique project, the synergy of craftsmanship and art, innovation and experimentation, to produce unique ranges for the craft ceramics market.
At Tribes you find a tribe of likeminded professionals, who go where the business is, a community of business nomads. A group of people with the same habits, values and ideas about importance.
Workers from all possible professions, blood types and directions of the wind, with one thing in common: Tribes is their home. Tribes is a mobile office provider 3.0 with inspiring facilities for all members.
Tribes offers network access, memberships, virtual offices, meeting rooms and flexible workplaces on all locations.
AbrahamsCrielaers b.v. advises professional and private clients with the design of offices, private projects, hotels/restaurants and the healthcare sector. This concerns both new construction or renovation projects. Ideas and wishes of the client will be translated into a creative interior plan and layout. The identity of the client will be translated into the physical area.
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