A renowned international arbitration firm, and Egypt’s premier international arbitration practice. Located in Cairo, Youssef & Partners handles major local and international disputes and advises some of the world’s leading corporations across the MENA region. A meld of sleekness and functionality inspired our approach to designing their main office. Setting at the forefront the importance of clarity and communication in such an environment meant reducing design to its most effective basic elements.
Luxury office design means making a visual statement that underlines your business’ core mission.
Introducing light into the office was carried out through some key elements; the built-in ceiling spots add a warm flushed glow to the space while backlighting highlights the ceiling’s inverted design, creating a three-dimensional effect and adding intrigue. The serrated wooden wall element in the office waiting area is also backlit, providing a subtle design cue and a welcoming call, beckoning prospective clients in its direction.
High-gloss wooden tableaus line the conference room’s main meeting table, and a consistent match in mood throughout the office is reinforced through serrated wooden wall detailing in the main office, and sleek wooden storage units in both the main office and conference room.
Decidedly geometrical, elegant neutral elements were chosen for the main office area. Where flat, drop-down curtains add a sense of continuity to the space, the smooth light gray floor tiling carries a subtle checkered pattern, a variation of light and dark grey that is both soothing and adds welcomed dimensionality to a room that otherwise prefers flatness.