Contentful Berlin

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Project Size: 719 sq.m / 7740 sq.ft

Location: Berlin, Germany

Photography: Kasper Jensen Photography

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toi toi toi creative studio designs all-new interior for Contentful’s Berlin office — one of the world’s fastest-growing content management software companies.

To articulate the expansion of the software company—reported by The New York Times to be on track toward a billion-dollar valuation—Contentful has enlisted the design firm to develop an all-new interior for their Berlin office.

toi toi toi has translated the brand of the vibrant technology start-up into a minimal interior canvas. The studio has shifted the tone of Contentful’s individual and communal spaces to mirror the company’s agile development approach, through a mélange of polished concrete flooring, plywood millwork and neutral tones. 

"As designers, we decide how people are going to experience a space. Our aim was to provide multiple, comfortable working environments for Contentful’s employees to have the option to work alone, with another, or in an all-hands type of environment. We delivered a design that is scalable and maximizes natural daylight”  says toi toi toi creative studio.

The former faucet factory, located in Berlin-Kreuzberg, was a beacon of industrial production during the early 1900s. Today, the building reflects the culture of burgeoning technology movements and progressive business environments. Highlighting this change, toi toi toi has shaped Contentful’s new workspaces in a minimal, yet mature way. 

Whether it’s the wall-to-wall whiteboards, or the café capable of hosting 70 employees, the office is a springboard for ideas. While meeting rooms can still host a dozen people and the phone booths stand ready for private phone-calls, the corridors and corners remain apt and able for a quick brainstorming session or a quiet one-on-one.

"Contentful's cafe is the beating heart of our Berlin office. The space encourages casual collaboration without need for a formal meeting, which fits our culture perfectly.” —Markus Harder, CFO, Contentful

Flexibility remains a foundational business characteristic. That’s why toi toi toi creative studio has designed an interior for Contentful that can adapt as quickly as its software.

Words By: Daniel Melfi