Broadway Interiors merges F&B design with a corporate setting to create new office space for talabat

The design includes playful and recycled elements

Online food and grocery delivery platform talabat is not only swelling stocks in our cupboards - the popular online service has also grown its offices to a new floor.

Dubai-based firm Broadway Interiors was briefed to take into consideration the design and branding of the brand's existing office, whilst incorporating a more corporate sophisticated look and introducing playfully elements of their business, including food delivery.

For Chris Barnes, owner and founder of Broadway, that was a recipe for inspiration. He met with the client's 'people operations' team to better understand their ideas, then held a workshop.

This led to a modification of the original design to suit budget parameters by being resourceful with materials, recycling and repurposing elements of the design throughout the office.

For authenticity, bricks replaced the brick wallpaper previously used in customer-facing areas and concrete flooring together with natural carpet, interspersed with colour was used throughout.

Scaffold boards and recycled timber were utilised as well as concrete blocks arranged as plant holders and restaurant-style pendant lighting introduced as design features in the reception and CEO’s office. 

The reception area is one of the design highlights for Chris and his team.

Here branding colours have been introduced in an unusual way; a wall feature is created using rider safety helmets and a vintage orange scooter to create a 'noughts and crosses'-style matrix.

A bespoke reception desk utilises timber offcuts and scaffold boards with a powder-coated counter top. The brickwork behind has been whitewashed and aged to highlight the talabat signage.

More quirkiness can be found in a walkway around the entire floor that is marked out like a road, complete with zebra crossing.

Broadway head Chris says: "I was excited to get involved with this project as it’s unusual to merge F&B design within a corporate setting.

"I was inspired by the urban landscape that talabat operate in, taking natural elements from the rural environment, whilst adding some fun and retro styling to augment the general office work station of other floors, whilst providing a trendy design concept, inspired by the delivery aspect of the brand."

Design Infinity was the civil contractor on the project, with Iwin looking after MEP, flooring by Ofis and the client managing furniture through KPS.

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