Pukka Herbs is a global producer of organic teas and supplements with a passion for working with nature’s finest ethically sourced herbs. When they decided to relocate its UK headquarters to accommodate further growth, Claremont was called to design a dynamic, vibrant and flexible workspace.
Claremont’s brief was to bring the Pukka brand to life and create open plan, flexible and inspirational work settings for its 130-strong team. With a clear focus on employee wellbeing and biophilic design, it was also necessary to include a combination of restorative, relaxing and playful spaces.
Claremont has created a truly on-brand workspace, using strong nature-themed creative elements and biophilic design including planters, hanging plants, a living moss wall, artificial trees and nature-themed artwork to really tie the office with the building’s views of green fields and the River Avon.
The design of the office sees guests and employees enter a large communal space complete with Frövi Ilk chairs and Frövi Urban sofas, a central tea point and a creative ‘island of tranquillity’ wooden pod with relaxing music. This area is flanked by banks of ‘think’ and ‘phone’ pods for quiet and lone working as well as six meeting rooms, one of which has a folding wall for greater flexibility.
In addition to the open plan workspaces, the office features a Heart of Pukka room – designed for meditation and group contemplation with colourful Frövi Nuggets, a Retreat Room for mindfulness and calm and a project space for brainstorming complete with write-on walls. At the opposite end of the floorplan, a large gathering space doubles up for employee yoga sessions and company meetings.
The kitchen area features Frövi Relic dining tables and benches, which enables informal meetings, communal lunches and team relaxation. Some bespoke Pukka details have been incorporated into the design detail too – including tree trunk columns for visual interest, the use of gold finishes on selected wall manifestations, colourful tea-box-printed tiles for kitchen splashbacks and unique door handles in the kitchen. A natural colour palette has been used throughout, along with materials and textures to convey warmth.