KOWTOW
HEAD OFFICE & ATELIER

KOWTOW
HEAD OFFICE 
& ATELIER

KOWTOW
HEAD OFFICE & ATELIER

KOWTOW
HEAD OFFICE & ATELIER

Wellington, New Zealand

Makers have had the privileged journey of supporting the growth and development of Kowtow Clothing’s operational & design headquarters known as the Head Office and Atelier since 2017. Located above their iconic Flagship Store in Wellington, the Head Office and Atelier have grown to accommodate & support a diverse team to create their forward-thinking, ethically responsible & inspired clothing.

The fit-out has been undertaken in three stages to support the company's growth demands - meaning the underlying strategy for design layout & furnishing has been one of flexibility, reuse & minimal intervention - ultimately supporting a positive, inspired, productive & collaborative work culture.

Referencing & using design elements from the Flagship Store such as the locally sourced eucalyptus timber screens ties the identity of the spaces within the building together. Lighting has been carefully selected to support task-specific work, while complementing the minimal & honest exposed structure of the building.

The layout supports a diverse set of roles and team requirements, including:
Design, Production, Archive, Marketing/Brand, Sales & Accounts. The spaces were conceived to allow each employee generous space to work with a variety of spatial options to support their daily tasks. Natural timber material warmth runs throughout the fitout, complemented by the banks of north-facing windows that bring in abundant natural light & sunshine.

Makers have had the privileged journey of supporting the growth and development of Kowtow Clothing’s operational & design headquarters known as the Head Office and Atelier since 2017. Located above their iconic Flagship Store in Wellington, the Head Office and Atelier have grown to accommodate & support a diverse team to create their forward-thinking, ethically responsible & inspired clothing.

The fit-out has been undertaken in three stages to support the company's growth demands - meaning the underlying strategy for design layout & furnishing has been one of flexibility, reuse & minimal intervention - ultimately supporting a positive, inspired, productive & collaborative work culture.

Referencing & using design elements from the Flagship Store such as the locally sourced eucalyptus timber screens ties the identity of the spaces within the building together. Lighting has been carefully selected to support task-specific work, while complementing the minimal & honest exposed structure of the building.

The layout supports a diverse set of roles and team requirements, including: Design, Production, Archive, Marketing/Brand, Sales & Accounts. The spaces were conceived to allow each employee generous space to work with a variety of spatial options to support their daily tasks. Natural timber material warmth runs throughout the fitout, complemented by the banks of north-facing windows that bring in abundant natural light & sunshine.

Makers have had the privileged journey of supporting the growth and development of Kowtow Clothing’s operational & design headquarters known as the Head Office and Atelier since 2017. Located above their iconic Flagship Store in Wellington, the Head Office and Atelier have grown to accommodate & support a diverse team to create their forward-thinking, ethically responsible & inspired clothing.

The fit-out has been undertaken in three stages to support the company's growth demands - meaning the underlying strategy for design layout & furnishing has been one of flexibility, reuse & minimal intervention - ultimately supporting a positive, inspired, productive & collaborative work culture.

Referencing & using design elements from the Flagship Store such as the locally sourced eucalyptus timber screens ties the identity of the spaces within the building together. Lighting has been carefully selected to support task-specific work, while complementing the minimal & honest exposed structure of the building.

The layout supports a diverse set of roles and team requirements, including: Design, Production, Archive, Marketing/Brand, Sales & Accounts. The spaces were conceived to allow each employee generous space to work with a variety of spatial options to support their daily tasks. Natural timber material warmth runs throughout the fitout, complemented by the banks of north-facing windows that bring in abundant natural light & sunshine.

Makers have had the privileged journey of supporting the growth and development of Kowtow Clothing’s operational & design headquarters known as the Head Office and Atelier since 2017. Located above their iconic Flagship Store in Wellington, the Head Office and Atelier have grown to accommodate & support a diverse team to create their forward-thinking, ethically responsible & inspired clothing.

The fit-out has been undertaken in three stages to support the company's growth demands - meaning the underlying strategy for design layout & furnishing has been one of flexibility, reuse & minimal intervention - ultimately supporting a positive, inspired, productive & collaborative work culture.

Referencing & using design elements from the Flagship Store such as the locally sourced eucalyptus timber screens ties the identity of the spaces within the building together. Lighting has been carefully selected to support task-specific work, while complementing the minimal & honest exposed structure of the building.

The layout supports a diverse set of roles and team requirements, including: Design, Production, Archive, Marketing/Brand, Sales & Accounts. The spaces were conceived to allow each employee generous space to work with a variety of spatial options to support their daily tasks. Natural timber material warmth runs throughout the fitout, complemented by the banks of north-facing windows that bring in abundant natural light & sunshine.

Type: Office & Design Studio
Year: 2023  |  Fit-out: Makers Fabrication

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Photography by Bonny Beattie