Frontiers is an award-winning Open Science platform and one of the world’s largest open-access publishers. Since its founding in 2007, it has grown from a handful of employees to nearly 400 staff from 41 countries, with offices in Lausanne, Madrid, London, Seattle, Brussels, Trivandrum and Beijing. To accommodate this growth, the company headquarters in Lausanne required a move to a larger office space for 300 people. Having a long-standing relationship with Frontiers and an intricate understanding of the company culture, Mel architecture was commissioned to create a working environment representative of a digital, creative innovator. With a clear sustainability vision, Mel architecture adopted an ‘Essential Design’ approach using predominantly wood and glass, with all building materials and furniture sourced only in Europe.
For the chairs Mel Studio has choosen Luxy products, Amarcord and Meraviglia.