KOHMLAN office by mode:lina™


In the vicinity of Gdańsk port, in a town of Cieplewo, there is an ofce which surprises its visitors with a unique interior inspired by sea shipping containers.

This industrial interior design was created by mode:lina™ architects. KOHLMAN is a producer of bathroom fttings. Materials sourced by the brand arrive inshipping containers in the nearby port in Gdańsk before they are transported to KOHLMAN’s headquarters.

The investor was looking for an unconventional solution which would distinguish the company and be memorable to its customers. An idea proposed by the designers, relating to the containers in a nearby port, was a great success.

mode:lina™ created an industrial ofce with walls covered by metal trapezoidal sheets in steel frames imitating the form of shipping containers. Industrial accessories: lamps, switches and handles complete the interior.

An arrangement proposed by mode:lina allowed to organise the whole space, with separate zones and hidden back room serving as storage. The limited space was a test for the designers.

In order to fnd additional room for ofces, they took advantage of the height of the building and created a mezzanine which resembles containers arranged on top of each other. Source by mode:lina™.

  • Location: ul. Klonowa 1, 83-031 Cieplewo, Poland
  • Architect: mode:lina™
  • Project Team: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Małgorzata Wawrzynek
  • Area: 100 m2
  • Completion: 2019
  • Photographs: Patryk Lewiński, Courtesy of mode:lina™

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