Renda Helin Design & Interiors designed the offices for manufacturing company Emre Group, located in Istanbul, Turkey. You can see that details of the Lego Movie and touches of construction site inspired the design.
Emre Group, located in Sisli, İstanbul is established with its visionary approach in construction, tourism, and automotive sectors. The foresight and innovative perspective of the corporation come to life in interior design, realized by Renda Helin Design & Interiors. The two-story building covers an area of 220 m² in total including the interior garden courtyard.
The firm has been serving extensively in Construction Industry, which constituted the main concept in interior design. The moment you step into the building, the touches that make you feel yourself in a construction site are remarkable. The industrial design approach is adopted in order to represent construction sector, and is reflected mainly in the reception and accountancy department, the director room, the meeting room and the entrance floor where the common WC is located; and further enhanced by the yellow and black colors which are also another reference to the construction sector. The material preferences were determined among the raw, and natural appearance of the building materials and the indispensable elements of the construction atmosphere were revealed by the use of materials such as gross concrete, epoxy, brick, iron profile and mesh metal.
One of the most prominent points of the project is undoubtedly hidden in the details.The Lego Movie inspired the design of the meeting room, and the use of the brick and Lego functions are equally emphasized. Movie’s main motto, Grab a hat let’s build something – has become the fundamental vision and slogan of the company. A part of the meeting table was made of the original Legos while the other part was made with a lighting element designed mainly in the form of a crane. The hammers placed in the wall of the meeting room represent the constructions of Emre Group until today. At the same time, the hammer symbolizes the force, labor, power of work and the whole state of existence of a building. Each hammer has the district name, parcel and island number referring to the location of the project. In the project, graphic works come forward in design, and a slogan was expressing the worldview, philosophy, and vision of the company can be seen on the gross concrete wall of the staircase.
On the lower floor of the building, there is a hobby room which is planned to be integrated with technical staff room, kitchen, staff Rest Rooms, executive office and the inner courtyard. Each space is designed to represent its concept. The company owner’s room is designed in black and white color scheme, together with raw and natural materials as in the other parts. The executive table exclusively is designed and manufactured to serve as meeting table as well and to meet all expectations of the user.
The indoor courtyard where an ornamental pool and a tree are located is also used as an activity area which can be used for meetings and special occasions. Water represents abundance, whereas tree represents the company sensitivity for the environmental worries. The hobby room, integrated with the inner courtyard, represents the background of the company owner as a black belt owner in boxing and Karate. It has been designed to provide him having the opportunity to exercise in the office. Photography: Furkan Uyan