Mitsui OSK Lines

Location

1 St. Martin’s Le Grand,
London, EC1

Background

Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. (M.O.L), a Japanese transport company head-quartered in Tokyo, appointed Interactive Space to Project Manage its move to UK headquarters.

Founded in 1884, the move to the new offices came during the company’s 130th year in operation. The brief was to design an environment, future proofed to allow flexibility and company evolution, which would encourage interaction between staff whilst providing a platform which reflected the company’s heritage, showcasing its assets and history within a contemporary setting.

The Designers undertook an in-depth analysis of the staff surveys that M.O.L. had compiled to fully understand what the employees wanted from their place of work. The Main features of the space include an exquisitely designed time-line of the history of M.O.L.’s fleets and beautifully crafted cases for their collection of large scale models. The main meeting rooms include pop out info graphics of a selection of their vessels, with manifestations referencing navigational charts.