We love the Jacada Travel eco office, can you tell us a bit about it and what inspired the eco re-design?
A central part of our ethos is positive impact. When we moved to our new office, I was disillusioned with many of the traditional options put forward by conventional suppliers. Given that the space was essentially a sterile, industrial glass box in an urban area, I was keen to bring as many natural and sustainable options in as possible. Well-being is a very important consideration for me too, which also informed our decision to bring in elements that would ‘soften’ and calm the office environment.
Can you tell us about any inspirational eco office or interiors that you took inspo from?
Working in experiential luxury travel, we’re constantly in touch with beautiful interiors that mirror their natural environment, I think I ended up taking these as a general concept rather than a specific office.
How did you consider the environment when sourcing materials and products for the office?
Every time we looked at a supplier, we asked for natural materials where possible, then they needed to be from trustworthy sustainable sources (I even went to the workshop to see where much of the furniture was made). Where using natural materials wasn’t practical or possible we used recycled (in the case of the beautiful blinds that stitched provided) or refurbished (all of our office chairs).