The MOW Supernova Collaboration Office in Tampere offers communal, relaxing yet efficient workspaces. MOW’s interior was designed by our partner Mint & More and we were delighted to be involved in the design and implementation of the green interior of the futuristic space.
Mint & More’s CEO, Interior Designer Roosa Riski and our greenery designer Suvi Helin took up the challenge of creating a cozy retrofuturistic entity that supports current and future ways of working. The starting points for the design were ecology, durability, experience and memorability.
MOW Supernova’s coworking space has been designed to disrupt the image and atmosphere of a traditional office work environment. “To support the impression, we wanted to place a lot of green plants in the space, and also integrate them with custom made furniture solutions. Green plants bring expression, peace and diversity to the space,” says Katariina Heikkilä, Head of Hub & Community at MOW Supernova.
“Green plants are an essential part of the comfort and ambience of the premises. From the outset, it was clear that investments were being made in green furnishings in this place. The design of the building is challenging for green plants as there are many windowless spaces. However, we believe that our vision was well implemented and InnoGreen’s expertise was tremendously helpful in the design process, “says Roosa Riski.
“There are only a limited number of plants that can survive in little light, and even though the plant walls can be easily illuminated, lighting individual potted plants requires considerably more work. This is where high quality silk plants are favored, so you don’t have to compromise on greenery,” says our designer Suvi Helin.
In particular, the large plant roof of the Baikonur conference room has attracted attention and collected praise. “It brings serenity to the space and fits in well with its harmonious color scheme. The space has been used not only for meetings and group work, but also for weekly morning yoga,” says Katariina Heikkilä. Combining the plants and the needed technology required both cooperation and expertise. The result is natural, yet spectacular, and a good example of what all green décor can do these days. “I am very pleased with the final result and glad that there is a demand for diverse implementations. Silk plants are easy to play with, not even the ceiling is the limit, “says our designer Suvi Helin.
Custom made wood frames partition the workstations while vine plants and hanging plants bring privacy. These carefully selected plants live their own lives growing and sprouting.
One of MOW’s prides is its S-shaped sofa, in which a variety of plants have been integrated. When integrating plants, the conditions of the space and the purpose of use must be broadly taken into account. In addition, past experience and effective collaboration with a furniture manufacturer can be of great help in practical implementation.
The facilities offer inspiration, and the small details that set MOW Supernova apart from other places have received special praise. Both interior design and green decor offer insights and will continue to fascinate for a long time ahead.