mode:lina stacks shipping containers for office space in polish port

mode:lina stacks shipping containers for office space in polish port

in the vicinity of gdańsk port, in the town of cieplewo, poland, there is an office that surprises its visitors with a unique interior inspired by shipping containers. the industrial-style interior design was created by mode:lina architects and makes up the work space of kohlman, a producer of bathroom fittings. 




the materials sourced by the brand arrive in shipping containers in the nearby port 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 mode:lina, relating to the containers in a nearby port, was a great success. 




the designers created an industrial office with walls clad in metal trapezoidal sheets in steel frames, imitating the form of shipping containers. industrial accessories such as lamps, switches and handles complete the interior. an efficient and open arrangement, proposed by the designers, allowed the whole space to become organized, with separate zones and hidden back room serving as storage.




the limited space was a challenge for the designers. in order to find additional room for offices, they took advantage of the height of the building and created a mezzanine which resembles containers arranged on top of each other. the bright orange and yellow colored containers pop against the black canvas of the locale. mode:lina





project info:


architecture: mode:lina

project name: kohlman office

location: cieplewo, poland



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