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What will the future of office and store design look like?

Louise Plym explains how the future of workplace will look like.
The link between the architect and the furniture supplier. That’s how you best describe Plym Projekt AB, where the focus is on creating unique, sustainable, and flexible designs for the future in office and store design. In close collaboration with their customers PLYM makes custom-made solutions with a grounding in needs and function. A concept that has attracted multiple industry leaders both in Sweden as well as globally in less than five years. The Växjö-based company PLYM is a design agency that specializes in public and commercial work environments. The company evolves around concept development for stores and offices where PLYM stands for sustainable and flexible design solutions. Louise Plym is the woman behind the company’s success and also the owner of the company. – We create efficient, creative, and attractive floor planning for expanding companies. We have clear and traceable processes and work in close dialogue with our customers during the work process to find optimal solutions, incused with both function and needs. Because we take complete responsibility for the design the customer can even come to us with a completely empty local and we will make it into what the customer wants, Louise Plym says. She also describes how her company is like the link between the architect and the furniture supplier, where you work on exact time plans and also can take on work concerning industrial design. – We are designers, but because we also have a lot of other skills with lots of experience in their fields, like industrial designers and furniture designers we also have the capability to custom make furniture that you can’t find on the market. Here, as well as in all their work, we present everything in 3D pictures and videos, and if the customer wishes we can even make it into VR, says Louise. She searched and found her inspiration Louise Plym comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has moved all around Sweden and the rest of the world to find inspiration about what she wanted to make of her life. As an 18-year old she started an event company. She had no student loans and didn’t take out any loans to start her business. The company was started with her on money and re-investments. But Louise has always had a passion for design, and after she graduated from university with a focus on design with sustainable development, and marketing for store design, she worked for IKEA in four different countries. – I did that for eight years, and when I returned to Sweden I felt that I had the best inspiration I could for moving on with my life. In 2015 I started Plym Projekt AB and the company’s had five successful years with assignments both nationally and globally, Louise says. Challenging projects Plym Projekt is currently active on office projects in for example Mexico, Malaysia, China, the USA, Dubai, and Vietnam with IKEA as their customer. They have made eight stores for Smarteyes so far and have eight more to roll out. Another big customer is Fortnox, where Plym designed their head office which has been nominated to “The best office in Sweden”. – We made a concept for Fortnox head office, which we’re now going to implement in all of the coming Fortnox offices in Sweden as they expand, says Louise. PLYM collaborates with numerous other companies to have a wide range of competence. Louise wants to highlight some of them – Architect Lotta Hahn AB, constructor Ola Holmerin at Koola butiker, light design company Norlux, Malmö-based company The Good People that provides building and mounting, Obik for sewing and fabrics, as well as both Shiraz and Daryan, and ODD, for graphical design who has their offices in the same building as PLYM. Louise feels that she has an incredibly strong team at PLYM, that has the courage to think smart and big together with their customers. – For now, we have to adapt to the current circumstances with the pandemic, but we have hopes that everything goes back to normal as soon as possible. We have been around for five successful years and we have lots more to give! Louise Plym finishes.

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How is your workplace affected by the fast-changing trends that are happening during and after a pandemic?

Plym featured in enterprise magazine April 2021Plym Akitektur och Design is a design agency that creates unique concepts and designs for offices and commercial store environments, with a focus on the clients´ needs and functions. With a lot of big projects in their back and customers all over the world, they create a unique workplace for their clients. Plym Arkitektur och Design is the link between the architect and the suppliers. The owner of the company is Louise Eriksson Plym, a true entrepreneur soul and former elite wrestler whose true passion is clear goals, practical function, architecture, and aesthetics. She started the company in 2015 and has five employees as of today. Plym Arkitektur och Design’s work process is to identify and strengthen the company’s identity in the physical environment, both for stores and offices. For the stores, it’s important to show a unique and clear concept that is connected to their brand, but it’s equally important for the offices nowadays. – It is important for us to have a clear budget for the internal spaces, to begin with, and that those spaces are adapted to today’s trends with digitalization and flexibility, says Louise. During the pandemic, a lot of companies have been forced to make big changes for their employees to be able to work from home. That has led to new trends and is a big change that will impact the future. Louise says that a lot of companies that made these changes during the pandemic, that invested both time and money on digital aids that are needed for people to be able to work from home, will continue in the same tracks after the pandemic is over. Thereby Louise thinks many companies will want to move or split bigger offices into smaller ones with less space, but with a more creative and efficient workspace. – Your workplace is primarily for professional and social meetings, and we think that when workplaces are already making these changes, why not make it into a clear concept? So both employees and customers can feel a strong company identity through every detail. Digitalization is growing rapidly and that makes it even more important today than just a few years ago when unintended marketing is happening when colleagues are streaming live from their workplaces. Specialized in IT companies Plym Arkitektur och Design has made projects for many big and successful companies both nationally and internationally, a few examples are IKEA, Spotify, Smart eyes, Fortnox, Vida, Dairy Farm, Castellum, and Svenssons I Lammhult. They are often hired by bigger chain stores and IT companies. – We have been specialized in IT companies’ interior design, they have certain needs you don’t see in other companies, and that is very interesting for us to see and we have made a lot of experience from it. Louise says that they often work with flexible spaces where you easily can change offices and spaces after what you might need right now. – Before most places were striving to have separate offices and conference spaces, today there are many more nuances to the workplace. The offices need a new type of flexibility, and you can especially see it in fast-growing companies like many IT companies are. It’s a challenge to have limited space but the needs of a big company. A few examples of space-saving items are stackable chairs, folding tables, TV screens, and whiteboards on wheels, which you easily can pull out and put back again in a few minutes. When a new client hires Plym Arkitektur och Design they always make a meticulous analysis to figure out their clients’ needs and wishes. They work in close collaboration with their clients, and sometimes even in the company’s workplace to get a feeling for the company. – It is very important to us to figure out our clients’ needs to know which direction we should go. We have processes that we carefully follow to plan the whole project, so both we and the customer are satisfied before we start. A branch in China Today the design agency has been living and thriving for five years, and in the coming five years Louise has hopes to expand to more countries. – We enjoy seeing the world shrinking and the borders are opening up, so we would like to have projects in even more countries than we already have. We currently have had projects in more than ten countries, and I think we can double that within the next five years. A dream would be to have a branch opening up in China, where I lived for a couple of years, says Louise. Louise and her colleagues have received a lot of great responses from their clients over the years. – We often hear that we are straightforward, careful and that we never leave anything to the chance, because our process highlights every detail, Louise ends.

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Clients

  • Videum Science Park

  • The Dairy Farm