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The new Défidé Inc. office opened on 24th March 2011, in Ho Chi Minh City, with five office 'zones' fit into 260sqm of workspace. When commissioning world-class architecture and interior design firm dwp, Défidé stipulated the need for an innovative and unconventional workspace, both refreshing and comfortable to create in, whilst being one of the "coolest offices in Vietnam", to want to work in.

Visitors to Défidé's 'entrance zone' are welcomed by edgy graphics, on a white backdrop, and bright red lounge chairs, beckoning invitingly to take a seat. This area is flanked by the 'conference zone', which boasts a full height glass wall, encasing a gleaming white boardroom table with snow white chairs. A row of fire-engine red accent seats add to the high contrast experience.

On from the boardroom is the 'work zone', where modular workstations with eye-height partitions create a sense of collaboration, with a communal work-table for generating ideas. Hi-tech cutouts in the ceiling mimic circuitry, concealing and revealing inner workings, creating a dynamic line across the office. Oversized pendants and graphic panels indicate the various stations. All-white surfaces are playfully contrasted with leaf-green and yellow accents, all grounded by a chocolate-coloured polka dot carpet.

Location: HCMC, Vietnam
Area: 260 sqm
Completion: March 2011
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