This employment agency’s offices are designed to appeal to a new generation of workers.
The colours and shapes presented at the new offices for the Interisland employment agency, designed by AJM Interiors, speak of a fun-loving establishment with its fingers on the pulse of a new generation of wage-earners. The organisation’s youthful spirit is boldly presented at the front of the property, where bare concrete walls host sidings seemingly appropriated from shipping containers and saturated in primary colours.
Representing a theme of global reach and mobility, a reception counter is deliberately made to appear as a scaled-down shipping container, with its corrugated sides painted bright yellow and featuring a numerical identifier in the manner of a logistics outfit. Opposite the reception counter lies this office’s receiving lounge, indicated by a vertical band of orange emblazoned with this section’s identifying number.
As visitors linger in front of the reception desk, eyes drift over to the adjacent concrete wall featuring a wire-frame representation of the world. This requisite display of achievements illustrates the reach of Interisland and its affiliates, while notable milestones are spelled out in acrylic letters and directly adhered against the concrete.
A path of grey and green carpeting puts fragmented shapes that vaguely resemble arrows in a hallway leading past the reception counter, the meeting rooms, and into the core of the office. Walking into the operative areas of the office brings one past a pair of meeting rooms that double as pop art displays. While the area is signified with a bright wash of red on the exterior, each of the two meeting rooms hosts a motivational message alongside colourised black and white portraits of celebrity icons from earlier eras.
The theme of bright area-specific colours and numerical identifiers continues into the ubiquitous sanctuary that is the employee break room—albeit in restrained amounts so as not to detract from the stunning panoramic view one could enjoy when seated at the bar counter facing the windows.
In the operative core of this organisation, the mirthful colour schemes are slightly contained, as mirth takes a backseat to an attitude of rolled-up sleeves in the name of getting things done.
The casual vibe returns beyond the bullpen, reappearing in the form of mid-twentieth century icons in the conference room and executive offices, spaces which feature iconic furniture alongside motivational messages in acrylic, pop art visuals, and modern table surfaces of steel and wood.
No. 41-51, 3rd Floor
Bangunan Cheong Wing Chan
50150 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603 2273 1778
+603 2273 0062
Article by Kevin Eichenberger