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Michelin

  • Uppdragsgivare Michelin
  • Arkitekt Studio Laaw, Anna Winther
  • Projektledare Emil Synnervik & Elin Ekenbäck
  • Fotograf: Jason Strong
  • Arbetsledare: Suresh Bjärelid

Background
For the first time in 14 years, Michelin’s headquarters in Stockholm were changing permises. Simultaneosuly, they were also to change their workplace strategy and move from a more traditional working environment to activitybased working. This resulted in a procurement of furniture split in three parts; workspace furniture, furniture for meeting rooms and others/textile.

During the procurement, two parts were put together: workspaces and meeting rooms. Senab won this part of the procurement, and later on also became responsible for the lightning that was won in a separate procurement.

Challenge
The new premises where to be located in an area with a high tempo and a good traffic flow as Michelin’s motto is a better way forward. Further on, going from a traditional way of working to activity-based requires both physical and psychological changes.

Result
Their new office got them a nomination to the competition Sweden hottest office in 2018. Their mission is to create a better and more sustainable mobility.

The new Michelin headquarters are located in Södermalm where they now work in an activitybased office. They are the first Global Michelin office to have switched to a hundred percent activitybased workstrategy but their other offices are expected to follow in their foot steps thank to Swedish inspiration and tools.

The architectural firm Studio Laaw has supported Michelin in developing their new way of working through design. This was done through a clear concept: Road Trip. This consisted of colors that got the employees in different moods depending on their various work tasks. The project group at Michelin together with the design team at Studio Laaw collaborated closely with internal training, communication and film adaptation of their journey.

Senab has guided the client through the choice of interior design and the result was a good collaboration betweent the architect and Senab in order to realize Michelin’s vision.

Senab’s logistics department has been responsable for stocking, delivering and assembling all furniture.

Today the employees at Michelin work on desks from Edsbyn. Other furniture in certain meeting rooms, tables in the kitchen area, common and personal storage units are also produced by Edsbyn. Some office chairs are from Profim, and the armchair Bollo from Fogia can also be found in the office as a representation of the ”Michelin Man” in furniture-form.

One of the challenges with the project were the tight delivery times. Through insight and understanding of the client’s needs, quick and detailed analysis were conducted of the project to ensure the project would be complete according to the project plan.

Senab was presented during the move-in day to  support the employees with the control of locks and cabinets when they were handed out to the staff.

We experienced Senab as flexible and professional in their delivery. We felt they understood our concept and came up with good suggestions to further strengthen the concept .... On the whole we are satisfied with the service from Senab and we are extremely proud of the office they created!

Alexandra Österberg, projektledare Michelin