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Mixing business and pleasure with Okidoki

Okidoki is the result of collaboration between District and ThinkingWorks, making work life less ordinary in a stylish but functional designer-friendly workstation.



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December 19th, 2018


Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? The Okidoki workstation is already changing the design culture of some forward-thinking offices and home workspaces across the country. The desking system is the result of a collaborative design process between District and ThinkingWorks. With its clean lines and simple aesthetics, it could brighten the office one day and bring its casual cool to your home the next.

 

No matter the environment, its cheeky design and infectious personality add a spark to the space it inhabits. Part of the beauty of the Okidoki is the manner in which designers can get creative with choices to suit differing spaces. The unit’s solid timber legs are available in a variety of styles – including White Ash, Walnut Stain, and White or Black Woodgrain.

Set against the powder coat colours of Okidoki’s steel and aluminium framework, the decision to complement or contrast is your call. And in true laidback style, the design of the Okidoki allows for plenty of flexibility in its shapes and finishes, with a sleek rounded design theme complemented by your choice of timber or glass top.

Studio 103, featuring the Oki Doki. Photo by Jack Lovel.

Studio 103, featuring the Okidoki. Photo by Jack Lovel.

The design of the unit has already seen designers perking up, including Victoria’s Studio 103, that specified the Okidoki workstations in its own head office. The inclusion of this design charmer helped fulfil the new studio’s desire to offer “the freedom and to create a work-life culture around the business that ascribes to a work-hard, the health-hard motto,” says Studio 103 manager Fiona Morrison.

Studio 103's own HQ. Photo by Jack Lovel.

Studio 103’s own HQ. Photo by Jack Lovel.

Another workplace reaping the benefits of the Okidoki in the workplace is the Perth headquarters of Uber. On the recently fitted out office, District Managing Director Joseph Merlino knew the product collection would help to solidify the flexible, functional and fun approach the office needed. “This was right up our street. The opportunity to collaborate with great brands and awesome people to create a re-invented office space, which encouraged connectivity (both in the human and technology sense) and promoted a feeling of belonging and community.”

Uber Perth’s new headquarters. Photography by Dion Robeson

The Okidoki now also graces the offices of the Depart of Education and Southern Cross Austereo’s head office. And knowing the value of Australian-made, the whole family of modular products is locally-made and GECA certified. Why not have your office workstations offer up a touch of quirky designer charm alongside practical functionality? Cast off the formalities and relax – Okidoki is here to lighten the mood at home and the office.

Photography by Haydn Cattach.

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