Allen & Overy


After an exhaustive selection process, this highly respected and prestigious multinational UK based law firm commissioned Head Interiors to design their first South African office.


The comprehensive brief including a research visit to the firm’s London office and satellite operations in Belfast to gain a meaningful understanding of their operations.




12 months


December 2015


1500 square metres with largely cellular partner offices and open support staff

What we did

Space planning with a high level of specifications, particularly around security and sound-proofing in a modern, clean and functional style yet located in Africa.


Accent details include red Duco panels, with cut out stainless steel signage, which clad the reception wall while a distinctive artwork by Uruguay artist Rodrigo Zorrilla, floating on a backlit painted screen adds interest to the waiting area.


The firm’s corporate red colour carries through into the office’s pause area, which features bench seating around a high counter and accent pendant lights.


The 20-seater main boardroom features eye-catching fabric and walnut wood panels and a modular table. The room, which comes fully equipped, can be reconfigured through moving its stackable doors.


All offices are specially sound-proofed to ensure discretion and confidentiality and the office comes equipped with a a special sleeping pod, featuring ceramic tiles with timber inserts to enhance warmth to cater for overseas visitors or late working attorneys.