The Daddy’s World group commissioned Haldane Martin to design the interior of a co-working office space, Daddy.O, a new entry into the recent wave of boutique shared office spaces and business incubators aimed to meet the needs of business professionals and entrepreneurs. The modern business environment includes flexible office workspaces – for rent by the hour, day or month – and a boardroom that doubles up as a venue for workshops and other functions.

The design concept draws on nostalgic office objects, including anglepoise lights, school chairs and desks, metal lockers and chalkboards. The floors are painted a light school grey. Fitting a 120-square-metre office space in an old historical building with beautiful natural light and worn face brick walls, the interior design left the shell untouched.

Additional bespoke furniture designed by Haldane Martin include birch plywood desks with cork dividers and steel cable trough, which are stackable to keep the space flexible. Seating uses an old office chair typology with steel triangular legs and a cantilevered armrest and back. Traditional school lockers were designed by Marco Simal.

The branding – with logo and website by Monday design – reinforces the concept using a typewriter font for the logo.

Designers Tracy Lynch and Kim Stern were instrumental in the design concept.

Photos by Micky Hoyle





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