Co-working space inspired by the local artists of the 1920's
”Kotikonttori” meaning home office in the Finnish language is a concept where empty retail spaces on the street level of apartment buildings were turned into co-working spaces for anyone looking for an ergonomic and peaceful place to study or work. There are five different locations around Helsinki, Finland (Kallio, Arabia, Herttoniemi, Jätkäsaari and Katajanokka) and they all have distinctive decors that accentuate their environment and its history.
Kotikonttori Katajanokka drew inspiration from ateliers of the 1920's and 30's as the famous Tove Jansson and Hugo Simberg lived right across the street. This can be seen e.g. in the vintage lamps, rustic wood and rattan textures, antique mirrors and deep jewel colored swede fabrics.
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Photography by Sampsa Pärnänen