Söderberg & Partners, a company offering financial services across Scandinavia, Finland, and the Netherlands, has opened a smartly decorated office in Örebro, Sweden. Based over two floors in a newly built office building at Örebro’s sports arena, the bright workplace enjoys views of the small and historic city centre.
The interior design of the Örebro office was undertaken by Sweco Architects (a Swedish engineering and architecture company) in conjunction with employees from Söderberg & Partners. In a creative and collaborative workshop with the interior designers, employees identified a range of needs they felt the new office space should address. With a well-informed design brief, Sweco’s interior designers created a working environment unlike the lacklustre interiors typically associated with a financial services enterprise.
The new Söderberg & Partners office space is designed to be long-lasting, created to work now and in the future. An investment was made in using choice materials, furnishings, and fixtures, including lighting from LZF. The office layout was conceived to accommodate a variety of employee requirements. A smart central core provides an area for meetings and working together. A series of armchairs, tables, and greenery, arranged alongside a row of expansive windows, encourage concentrated working. A space known as ‘The Heart’ invites employees to unwind and have a break. Its pink hues offer a warm embrace and a place to take time out with colleagues.
A sharp and professional ambience is established throughout the office with the use of grey and black tones. This is tempered with a palette of warmer colours and natural woods, ensuring the overall space has a welcoming air. Lighting has been thoughtfully chosen, featuring a careful selection of LZF’s handmade wood veneer and hand-blown borosilicate glass lamps: Swirl, Agatha Ball, Nut, Eris suspension, and Eris table. The choice of LZF’s classic lamps adds character and depth to Söderberg & Partners’ well-crafted Örebro office.
Photography © Angelica Liljenroth.