Senab Eikeland Øst


Fresh and different

Project Details
  • Completion

    2016

  • Square meters

    500

  • Photographer

    Stine Østby

Project Description

When the furniture company Senab Eikeland moved into Langkaia 1, known as Havnelageret (Oslo Harbour Warehouse) they were looking for a «fresh and different» approach for their headquarters. IARK designed three alternative concepts for the 500 m2 premises, and the so-called «container concept» was chosen. With Havnelagerets historical perspective in mind we constructed container modules for exhibiting Senab Eikelands products.

We placed support functions, such as quiet rooms and meeting rooms, adjacent to the combined exhibition and workplaces. Senab Eikelands employees are thus in easy contact with customers visiting the exhibition. The container modules, in different sizes, are built of black Valkromat and floor- or wall-mounted. Senab Eikelands new and spirited premises overlook the whole harbour basin.

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Entrance

The entrance features an eye-catching and exciting wall mural, that ties together the history and values of Senab Eikeland.

Entrance

The entrance features an eye-catching and exciting wall mural, that ties together the history and values of Senab Eikeland.

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Containers as Inspiration

The exhibition boxes are shaped like containers and are a recurring element throughout the showroom. The composition of the boxes and how they are placed can be adapted by Senab Eikeland depending on their needs.

Containers as Inspiration

The exhibition boxes are shaped like containers and are a recurring element throughout the showroom. The composition of the boxes and how they are placed can be adapted by Senab Eikeland depending on their needs.

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Flexibility

Exhibition of chairs in the multi-purpose containers.

Flexibility

Exhibition of chairs in the multi-purpose containers.

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Podiums

Podiums are used as an element to create zones, and they contribute to accentuate the furniture on exhibition.

Podiums

Podiums are used as an element to create zones, and they contribute to accentuate the furniture on exhibition.

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Workspace

Employees at Senab Eikeland create a living exhibition by using the furniture in the showroom as their workspace.

Workspace

Employees at Senab Eikeland create a living exhibition by using the furniture in the showroom as their workspace.

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Collaboration

A large number of exhibition furniture provides variety for different types of interaction. 

Collaboration

A large number of exhibition furniture provides variety for different types of interaction. 

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Meeting Room

The meeting room is furnished for 12 people, but has a number of poufs that can be moved around for bigger meetings. 

Meeting Room

The meeting room is furnished for 12 people, but has a number of poufs that can be moved around for bigger meetings. 

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Informal Meeting Area

The cork wall is an exciting contribution to the meeting area. The space is retracted from the facade, which means that the meeting area is also a place to show off a variety of pendant lamps.

Informal Meeting Area

The cork wall is an exciting contribution to the meeting area. The space is retracted from the facade, which means that the meeting area is also a place to show off a variety of pendant lamps.

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Bente Nøren Eriksen

Bente Nøren Eriksen

Interior architect MA

Monica Døhlie Heck

Monica Døhlie Heck

Interior architect MNIL, partner