Design Republic Office

Design Republic Office

As the headquarters of the most prominent design store in China, the Design Republic Office space seeks to create its own voice – a design-conscious environment featuring sculptural elements which define practical working spaces.

Divided roughly into four zones, the two most prominent areas consist of the open exhibition space and the central open office space on a raised wooden platform. This open space is flanked by a blackboard block – behind which the practical areas of the office dwell – and a thick, freestanding wall structure made of unfinished antique pine slats, where private offices and conference rooms are hidden. A long low wall of rusted steel delineates the exhibition area, which also functions to cover a bank of filing cabinets.

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5F, Five on the Bund, No. 5, Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 200002 China

Taiwan Interior Design 2010, by Chinese Society of Interior Designers, TaiwanDesign Republic Office, Working Space, Primary Selected
Perspective Awards 2009, by Perspective Magazine, Hong Kong, ChinaDesign Republic Office, Best Interior Commercial/Office category, Certificate of Excellence