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It’s a sad truth, but most we’re going to end up spending our working days in terribly uninspiring environments. Those fluorescent panels, cookie cutter cubicles and motivational posters may be soulless, but design sensibility often carries a premium that is slashed from the bottom line of ‘Big Business’. There are some progressive companies, however, who push the envelope of design to provide their employees with a truly invigorating work environment. To celebrate the office as a place where work can be beautiful, The Coolist have gathered 10 of the most amazing office spaces in the world. My favourite is Manchester Square Interior by SHH, it’s more gentleman’s club than office, but I love the idea behind it. What’s yours?
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It seems that quite a few things will benefit from a Scandinavian touch. Munchausen, a duo formed by Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti, took a bold approach with their own kitchen by venturing to IKEA for the basic kitchen island and then spending the next week covering it with more than 20,000 pieces by another Scandinavian brand, Lego. The result is a one-of-a-kind creation that serves as an artistic centerpiece for the space, in addition to functioning as a kitchen counter. Pillard, who works with fashion house JC de Castelbajac, and Rosetti who works with Hugo Boss France Identity, formed Munchhausen in 2004. I think that in the right house, this could actually work as a stylish, modern kitchen. This recent resurgence of Lego has given me the urge to rummage through my attic and find my old toy bricks and get building!