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Cellulant Office, Kenya : Young and Rapidly Growing African Fintech Company

Natural sunlight that enters the office

Cellulant are a young and rapidly growing African fintech company. Their new home was to be a reflection of their young and vibrant brand, and the design brief was to create an environment that promoted collaboration, innovation and openness that also focused on employee wellbeing.

Communal space for employee discussion is equipped with a table with a swing chair that is palyful

Cellulant’s new office was a large space that had to accommodate their rapidly growing and agile workforce. However, their budget was limited so Planning Interiors Limited had to be creative with our design approach. They used a lot of locally available materials and collaborated with various workshops and artisans to achieve a local look and feel. Workstations were designed and custom-made locally but still had high levels of functionality and IT capabilities. Being a turnkey project, they were able to deliver this project through a very hands-on process.

The most striking area of the office is the reception which has a series of colourful timber slats emanating from the reception bench and dispersing to various parts of the office, which speaks to the design language of the project being “Connecting everyone, everything, everyday” and being in line with their brand. There was a high level of detailing in the design to achieve some of the features such as the tables, workstations, lockers and ceiling features. The end result is a very unique office that is unlike any other in the region, and a very happy team that love coming to work.

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