Covus Internet Agency, Berlin


Charm in an industrial context with rubber flooring from objectflor in the Commercial Loft at the Covus Internet Agency, Berlin

Object: Office premises of the Covus Agency, Berlin
Builder: Covus Core GmbH, Berlin
Design: sbp - Seel Bobsin Partner Design-Konzeptionen, Hamburg
Completion: 2012
Technical Advice: objectflor, Cologne
Area: approx. 190m²
" The new Loft offices of the Covus Internet agency in Central Berlin help to showcase the company, as well as providing plenty of space for creativity and communication. "

Used objectflor products

The Commercial Loft, dating from 1898, was designed by the Hamburg interior architects sbp (Seel Bobsin Partner). The new spatial structures are conceived so as to convey an immediate impression of the modern, with all the characteristics of a successful, young, and trend-conscious company. More than 100 workplaces and other themed areas have been created on a floor area of 1,200 square metres, providing plenty of space for formal and informal meetings.

To fit out the generously dimensioned reception area, which not only represents the company image but at the same time is also designed as an events area, a particular rubber floor covering from ARTIGO was selected.  The “KAYAR” floor covering, developed by the Milan design agency Sottsass Associati, has cocoanut fibres integrated in an irregular arrangement, creating a very striking visual effect and texture. The rubber floor covering from the ARTIGO-MONDO Group is marketed in Germany exclusively by objectflor.

Offices with charm in an industrial context thanks to rubber flooring from objectflor

While carpets were chosen for the conference rooms, there was a great deal in favour of a rubber floor covering in the Reception area, with close on 200 square metres of floor area. The area is at ground level, with no clean run zones, which meant that high wear resistance and easy cleaning and upkeep were key functional factors. In this context, the special Pro surface finish from ARTIGO provides effective protection against dirt and scratches, as well as making for easy cleaning and care.

One determinant feature for the interior designers from sbp was that the light-coloured rubber floor covering from objectflor provides the impression of coloured screed which they were looking for, which matches extremely well with the charm in an industrial context created by the Loft offices. In this situation, too, the rubber floor provides substantially more comfort when walking than screed, and a more pleasant footfall sound. One challenge which the planners posed for the layers from the Berlin company Fussboden Bau was that the floor should have the effect of a uniform surface, without any visible seams, so as to enhance the screed effect. The design is a winner: The Reception area is generous in dimensions and generous in representing the company image, with guests and staff feeling equally at ease in everyday office work or at events.

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