February 6, 2022
Aspekt Office has designed our new HQ. A modern office representing the mindset of our agency and clients.
Bringing youth to a historic place
Danish design studio Aspekt Office has created our new office at Frederiksberg in Copenhagen. Located in a historic old marble building called Müller’s Mansion, right next to Frederiksberg Gardens, the office brings a clean and modern atmosphere to a traditional and classic setting.
In 1942, the building was awarded by Frederiksberg Municipality for its unique beauty and quality. Now, Aspekt Office - a multidisciplinary design studio - has brought minimalism and youthfulness to the historic building.
An office based on originality
COPUS is working within the fields of communications strategy, PR, copywriting and film production. While we work with companies ranging from fashion and lifestyle brands to innovative tech companies, COPUS only works with companies with a challenger mindset - including brands such as SOUNDBOKS, Gorillas, Another Aspect, Mikkeller and Dixa.
When designing the new office, we wanted our daily space to reflect the way our team and our clients think.
Says Julius Gabel, partner at COPUS:
“We like to say that we’re an agency for the new generation, by the new generation. We mean this quite literally - everyone here is between the early twenties and mid-thirties and no one is too influenced by the way most agencies have been operating for decades because none of us have been around for that long. This allows us to do things a little differently. Our clients all bring something new to the table, too, so naturally our office had to stand out as well. That’s why we were so enamored with Aspekt Office. Not only do they have a different eye than most Danish interior designers, they also bring the ability to craft their own pieces specifically for the offices they design.”
Besides originality, Aspekt Office also bases a lot of their work on collaboration and dialogue with the client. That’s another reason why COPUS found the studio to be a perfect match for what they wanted to accomplish with the office.
Says Julius Gabel:
“At its essence, branding and communication is about perception. Working at an agency, we all have fairly strong opinions about how things are perceived. That means, among other things, that we all have strong feelings about anything visual, about the design, look and feel of things, and about the story that things tell. In other words, there’s no way we would have been able to not interfere massively with the design of our office. Aspekt Office both welcomed and encouraged this interference.”
Julius Gabel also highlights Aspekt Office’s attention to detail and the fact that they are creators at heart - areas that COPUS and Aspekt Office have in common.
Clean with an artistic touch
Aspekt Office and COPUS have chosen a minimalistic tone based on oak wood with carefully chosen aspects of bright color and metal, drawing on both Japanese and Scandinavian design. At the same time, the office includes single pieces with an almost artistic feel, including a brushed steel room divider by atelier axo.
“We always work closely with our clients. We try to transform the company's identity into a visual space. We do this, by defining the company's core values and transforming it into a physical space. Working with COPUS was a big pleasure because the young team has so much personality that we used to create the office.”
says Hans Hornemann, Aspekt Office.
“We used a fresh color palette including soft green curtains, pale green workshop tables and bright yellow lunch area”.
Terkel Skou continues:
"The bespoke furniture includes, workshop tables, room dividers, storage and displays”.
An office for modern work
The office is also designed to accommodate the way COPUS operates as a modern workplace based on both strategy and creativity. Among other things, there’s an open office space with the room divider in the middle - on one side of it, there’s a big table for more “loose” work and collaboration, and on the other side of it, there are a number of desks and classic workstations for more focused work. There are also both classic meeting rooms, a small meeting room with a coffee table and lounge chairs - all in oak - for more casual internal meetings, as well as a semi-outdoor workshop space with high chairs, a standing table and big whiteboards.