Creative Chicago Office Interior Design by Runa Novak

This Chicago-based software company contracted with Runa Novak for Chicago office interior design services. The goal was to re-design the space to make it more engaging for the employees.

Before 

  • Overall the Chicago interior lacked personality and any sort of “pop”
  • The cafeteria space was uninspiring and bland
  • The staircase/railing was a bad design in the 70’s when it was installed and it hasn’t improved with time
  • Runa designed, fabricated and installed a new staircase using reclaimed wood and steel
  • The ceiling was painted in a dark color to show off the flying saucer lights
  • Runa added random Moooi lights above the staircase to further define the space and to complement the existing lights.
  • She designed and installed a custom brick and concrete wallpaper for the walls/columns along the windows to give the space an old loft feel.
  • The windows were painted dark to complement the wallpaper and staircase
  • The large obtrusive TV stand at the top of the stairs was removed

After

  • Runa designed, fabricated and installed a new staircase using reclaimed wood and steel
  • The ceiling was painted in a dark color to show off the flying saucer lights
  • Runa added random Moooi lights above the staircase to further define the space and to complement the existing lights.
  • She designed and installed a custom brick and concrete wallpaper for the walls/columns along the windows to give the space an old loft feel.
  • The windows were painted dark to complement the wallpaper and staircase
  • The large obtrusive TV stand at the top of the stairs was removed

The end result was a very cool rustic/modern space with a playful and engaging feel that resonated with the company’s creative vibe. It is a great example of how well good interior design services can work in the commercial sector as well as in residential projects.