Celebrating colour in Mustard's London HQ
Inspired by our rainbow palette, our London office has been designed with colour, collaboration and creativity at its heart. Our new space embodies the spirit of our brand and team, thanks to the talent of interior designer Lisa Mettis, founder of Born & Bred Studio.
Working from a simple brief of "make it Mustard," Born & Bred has well and truly brought our office to life with a vibrant and playful design that reflects our brand's personality and positive vibe. This new office space has been a real 'pinch me' moment, showing how much we have grown as a team and business. When we started Mustard, there were just two of us doing absolutely everything. Yep, we're talking customer service, logistics, marketing, branding, product development… everything! Five years later, we have a wonderful team of 26 (and soon to be more!) spread across two continents, and we needed a space that reflected our growing team and collaborative global business.
We're excited to take you on a tour of our office and share the inspiration and ideas behind our colourful and collaborative design.
Lockers create a functional and colourful office space
"There is no mistaking you have arrived in Mustard Made HQ," says Lisa Mettis, founder of Born & Bred, the interior design studio behind the fit-out. "The office instantly lifts your mood, as does Mustard Made's brand and products. It's a fun, creative office that allows a young, growing team to collaboratively work in an environment and brand they're proud to be part of." The brand's signature lockers define the space, adding colour, personality and ample functional storage. Every team member has their own Shorty desk locker, there's a rainbow of colourful Skinny lockers across one wall to house office essentials, and meeting rooms showcase the practical Lowdown lockers. It's like a playground for storage!
The lockers bring bold blocks of colour but also mean we have our whole product range on hand to show any visitors who may pop by (we love having guests!) One of the really custom details Lisa dreamed up was our colourful clocks that show the time in our four key regions. It's practical but also a reminder that we are all part of something bigger and connecting with people all over the world.
Keeping it Mustard
There is no denying that we are all about colour, functionality and fun here at Mustard, and we wanted a space that reflected this. As this was our first major fit-out as a business, we wanted to create a space that was on brand, reflected our personality and was a space our team looked forward to coming to every day. We truly value the people we have the pleasure of working with, so the goal was to make our team feel good and inspire them.
"Working with Lisa at Born & Bred is such a delight. She really took the time to understand Mustard as a brand and our values as a business and to work with us to bring to life a space that we could all feel energised and excited to come to work in." – Jess
Collaboration at every touchpoint
The interior is divided into various functional zones, including a small kitchenette in the brand's signature colour palette with a Blush and Sage striped backsplash, a crittall-style soundproof meeting room, a break-out area and collaborative working spaces.
The meeting room was a particularly key feature, allowing a private space for extended Zoom meetings with the Australian office. Creating a space where the team can work together collaboratively in the office and with our team in Australia was so important. The zoning of the open plan area allows for collaborative, creative working which is important to the growing team.
We often say that business is all about people. This space has been designed to unite our team, let our products shine, and bring fun and functionality to our workplace. Whether you are hanging on the big mustard sofa or having a meeting, we want everyone to feel happy in this space.