Kohlman Office

Kohlman Office

In the vicinity of Gdańsk port, in a town of Cieplewo, there is an office which surprises its visitors with a unique interior inspired by sea shipping containers. This industrial interior design was created by mode:lina™ architects.


  • Project Kohlman
  • Investor Kohlman
  • Design Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Małgorzata Wawrzynek
  • Photos Patryk Lewiński
  • Completion 2019
  • Location Cieplewo
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KOHLMAN is a producer of bathroom fittings. Materials sourced by the brand arrive inshipping containers in the nearby port in Gdańsk before they are transported to KOHLMAN’s headquarters. The investor was looking for an unconventional solution which would distinguish the company and be memorable to its customers. An idea proposed by the designers, relating to the containers in a nearby port, was a great success.

mode:lina™ created an industrial office with walls covered by metal trapezoidal sheets in steel frames imitating the form of shipping containers. Industrial accessories: lamps, switches and handles complete the interior. An arrangement proposed by mode:lina™ allowed to organise the whole space, with separate zones and hidden back room serving as storage.

The limited space was a test for the designers. In order to find additional room for offices, they took advantage of the height of the building and created a mezzanine which resembles containers arranged on top of each other.

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