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How to be happy at work?
The workshop is the home of architects saturated with inspiration.
The company's slogan "Ideas live here" was not born by chance.It organically continues the office atmosphere.
I like eclectic sense of freedom. This is another freedom, not physical, as in minimalism or loft. Eclecticism rejects boring combinations and shapes familiar to the human eye. It is independent in the core. – Sergey Makhno
Working on the design, we did not argue about the interior style. It seems eclecticism chose this space and even us.
Over time theworkshophas overgrown withlamps, paintings, furniture(as thedecenteclecticism does).The majority ofobjects areourcreations. Sometimes youbecome attached to a chandelierora chair, and event do not wantto let it go.
Сolleagues' work come to the office in two ways. With bow and wrapped in gift paper. Or we bring into our housesomething magical and like-minded.
200 sq. m. for creativity
200 sq. m. for realizing people's dream of the perfect interior.
200 sq. m. for creating spaces to eat, sleep, work, relax, love.
200 sq. m. for developing unique furniture and décor. We have a simple working principle. If it's an armchair, we should want to put it at own home. A hotel – spend family weekends in
The workshop takesone and a halffloor. A smallstaircaseleads up. That's why among theadvantagesof work there area young teamand...pumped uphands.
The average age of the team – 26.
We create things for the future. You buy the lamp for yourself, your children and grandchildren.
The open layout allows to communicate all the time, discuss ideas and alter them. Yes, sometimes it's loud and expressive. But the interaction leads to better results. For recharging our peace-and-quiet batteries we have the gallery.
The team is divided into the architects, designers, product, PR- and administrative departments.
There is no designer dealing only with restaurants. Or just living quarters. Someone considers the absence of specialization like a weakness. Ok, in this case "weakness" allows to avoid monotonous projects. And people languish doing the same.
Sergey is the inspirer of all the projects. Plus our "Good morning, team!" and "Who wants salary?". In the workshop we have no houses or interiors, created without his involvement. Sergey supports the space our ideas and help to figure out if someone got stuck.
We have no strict rules (ones printed on A4 and hanging on every second wall). As usual office dwellers, we wear removable shoes in the winter and build the queues for coffee in the morning. Celebrate birthdays and days of completing projects. We lose measuring tapes and find measuring tapes. Save colleagues' food from death in the refrigerator.
Earlier there was a dominant Man in the office. One with a tablet who chose music for working background. The big "M" was determinedon the principle"who took atabletfirst."Thensomeonebroughtthe idea of a commonplaylist.Now we have the equalityand nobodyhas earplugs in the bag.
We are different. Each with cockroaches, principles, interests. Someone reads non-fiction, while someone likes light fiction. One dreams of a sun lounger, while others do not need bread only a backpack and a sleeping bag. But together we are the team.