LEGO is one of the most iconic brands of the past half century; driving imaginations worldwide. With the help of design firm Bosch and Fjord, now independently Rosan Bosch and Rune Fjord, LEGO developed an eye catching and collaborative workplace that embodies the LEGO culture.
LEGO was founded in 1949 in Denmark and is known for producing plastic blocks and construction sets that have fueled countless imaginations over the decades. From basic construction sets to licensing with the Star Wars or Indiana Jones franchises LEGO has spanned several decades of pop culture and continues to innovate. The goal of Bosch and Fjord’s design was to mirror the corporate culture and to develop a workspace for employees to thrive in.
Bosch and Fjord designed a series of meeting rooms, a reception and cafe area as well as several project rooms in order to inspire and challenge the employees and increase the ongoing development process at LEGO Group’s development department. – Bosch and Fjord
The layout strongly encourages interaction between employees and visitors. The reception desk is attached to the Cafe area where employees hold small meetings and refuel with coffee. The Cafe itself is divided into multiple sections: the Dining area, Cafe and Lounge.
Thirteen individual meeting rooms were also developed for the LEGO offices in several sizes for meetings and brainstorm sessions. The design of each room was intended to provoke a creative thought process and contribute to a “healthy and comfortable working environment and [boost] the ongoing development process within the company.”
The company, now under the leadership of Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, has taken on an “open sourced” approach, as described in this interview by Monocle. Offering the ability for users to create unique LEGO sets alongside developing open workspaces that encourage interaction are some of the recent changes that embody the shift in company culture.
Being self confessed fans of the tiny plastic blocks and what they represent we are excited for what LEGO will do in the future.
Check out the LEGO office below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Photo Credit: Anders Sune Berg