Onfido, London

Founded in 2012 by three young Oxford graduates, Onfido is a world-leading provider of identity verification engines for businesses. With the company’s exponential growth, the company required a larger workspace to assist in their development.

Onfido provided Studio 11 and Bureau with a brief to create a bold, bright space with a Scandinavian aesthetic putting staff wellbeing at the heart of its design mission.

Onfido - Your Bureau | EC1 + Knock on Wood

The EC1 modular sofa was specified within the office to be the central focus of the stylish and relaxed reception area. A three seater with chaise-lounge helps visitors to feel immediately welcomed and comfortable.

The end modules of the sofa include power and data integration, giving clients the convenience of charging their phones or laptops while they wait.  

Power/data integration in the EC1 Sofa modules.

The sofa is upholstered with Steelcut Trio 3 by Kvadrat in a neutral grey tone highlighting the master-craftsmanship involved in the sewing and upholstery detail. The visible double top-stitch on the fabric provides extra strength and control to the fabric; essential for high-traffic environments.  Furthermore, it accentuates the gentle curves of the sofa modules while maintaining the soft square shape.

Onfido's Reception with neutral tones and sleek forms

Accompanying the sofa in the reception area are two Knock on Wood coffee tables – also from the designer, Peter Barreth. The sleek, solid wood contrasts with the softly contoured EC1, while the black painted oak creates a wonderful pairing for the muted grey sofa.

Products used in this project