Founded in 1982 Autodesk is a multinational software corporation that makes software products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and media industries.
Autodesk approached design specialists Tetris with the idea of creating a fun and vibrant office that is a place to create, play and collaborate. Autodesk wanted a bespoke design with uncompromising attention to detail, everything had to be truly unique. The design concept focuses on a ‘walk in London’ with each part of the space representing a different district: Shoreditch, Soho, Clerkenwell and Mayfair.
The story is uncovered when you discover the atrium, it represents the Thames flowing through the city, the dichroic film on the glazing catches the light rays and creates extraordinary polarisations. The inspiration for the cafe is taken from Shoreditch and features an eye-catching Aron acoustic metal panelled ceiling with bespoke RAL colours and concrete flooring.
The opened planed space features a glum Soho with grey walls, black partition frames, skirtings and doors which creates an epic contrast with the flooring in bright pink and electric green. The focus of the meeting room is Soho based artists. One of the meeting rooms is dedicated to Pink Floyd, the pink Dye Lab carpets with pink furniture and full length wall images create a dramatic and bold effect.
The Clerkenwell district is home to the designers and makers of the company with the room featuring 3D printer, robotic arm and green screen VR room and exhibition area.
The front of house rooms feature the stylish and sophisticated Mayfair where you will find music icons Elton, Bowie and Freddie. The brick effect acoustic walls and heavy walled curtains completed the sleek finish of this room. ‘Walk through London’ encourages staff to showcase their own identities based on the individuality of this office space and with the idea being that no two Autodesk offices are the same.
Tetris approached us to help with the design of Autodesk’s new office spaces. They wanted a bold and vibrant ceiling to coincide with the rest of the aesthetic. Our AC400 bespoke ceiling rafts were specified square with our RB35 expanded mesh tiles welded to the frame. These were powdercoated in orange, green and blue to finish off the vibrant and eye-catching workspaces.