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Steamhaus: The one decorated in a Steampunk style

Steam Haus Manchester
While Steamhaus is a technology-based business, its office design is a reflection of older times
It’s often all to easy to go overboard with the design of your office, but Steamhaus appears to have stayed just the right side of the line with its Steampunk-inspired offering.

Dennis Keighron-Foster, creative director at the cloud consultancy, told Real Business: “The look and feel of the office has taken direct inspiration from the brand’s ‘steampunk’ theme. We’re housed in a converted Victorian mill in Manchester so straight away there were elements that we could work with – exposed brick, wooden panels and gorgeous sash windows. We’ve built on that industrial streak throughout – sourcing original 1950’s leather chairs and framing sketches from Rick Jones; the illustrator we worked with to develop the airship illustration behind our ‘steampunk’ aesthetic.

“We discovered that the parquet panels we bought from an interior salvage company once lined the lab floors of UMIST. We love the romantic notion that the likes of Alan Turing and Ernest Rutherford will have at one time regularly walked on the very parquet of the desks we work at every day.’’

‘‘The feedback from staff has been fantastic! People are at the heart of business and companies are cottoning on to the value in creating a working environment that reflects its people and a space that staff take pride in.’’

Leather, brickwork and dark colours are part of the design

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