Project: King’s K36 Office, Stockholm
Clients: King / Adolfsson & Partners AB
Architect: Adolfsson & Partners AB
Year of completion: 2015
Games developer King gained fame after launching the cross-platform title Candy Crush Saga in 2012. King’s new office in central Stockholm is based around a colourful dreamland concept that reflects the aesthetics used by many game developers. The architecture is intended to encourage new experiences rather than create a conventional office interior. As a result, the architects chose furniture, colours and graphics that could blur the boundaries between fiction and reality. The office’s nucleus is a multi-purpose space known as ‘Pavilion Park’, where inspirations from Disney, Tivoli and Wonderland come together to form an awe-inspiring backdrop for meetings and events.
The space is furnished with tables, benches and chairs designed by Nola. The furniture is powdercoated in vibrant colours and configured in groups of café tables with dining chairs, and long tables flanked by benches. The office has received acclaim in the media and won design awards, including the Swedish Light Prize in 2016.