KLM – Air France HQ, Mailand


Milan, Italy
KLM/ Air France
Year of completion:
1,000 m²
Progetto CMR (Interior Design)

Bright and comfortable in the new office headquarters

Neutral shades and natural materials are interspersed with accents of green in the new headquarters of the Group AIR France – KLM in Milan.

Realized by Progetto Design & Build on the concept design by Progetto CMR, the new space welcomes visitors in a reception with back-painted glass walls and a particular structure in wood slats. This sculptural element serves as a scenic background behind the monolithic block in white crystal of the reception desk: it wants to return the shape of a sail to recall an idea of lightness and freedom connected to the concept of flight. Equally, the furnishings in the waiting area have subtle textures and warm tones, to ensure comfort and visual cleanliness for the whole environment.

Inside, office workstations are distributed in a bright and comfortable open space. Here the operational and functional areas, characterized by neutral and uniform tones, alternate with meeting rooms and closed offices, made up of full-height glass walls with contrasting profiles and doors.

The choice of furnishings in the closed areas has been conceived from an aesthetic-functional point of view, as these spaces can host meeting rooms and private offices depending on the need.

The space, characterized by warm shades of beige, white and green, is punctually interspersed with a series of plant elements hanging from the ceiling or placed between the workstations. This gives the space an intimate and comfortable atmosphere while the wood 's material warms the environment, contrasting with the purity of white and green tones to foster a greater sense of well - being and perception. Great project attention was paid to the design of the break area: a multifunctional meeting and leisure space, which gives back a particularly relaxing image and that is included with extreme continuity in the office space thanks to the large glass walls and the reuse of the same materials.