Okamura's Designed Workplace Showcase
Case Number 120601
Information and communications device manufacturer

Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.


The Takasaki site is the base for the development and design of ATMs and printers, and about 1,800 engineers work there. For this cafe renovation project the management had a strong desire to change the environment in a visible way in order to increase the employees’ awareness of “transformation.”
Let’s change the cafe which has not changed for 50 years! To this end the customer presented a questionnaire to its employees to share specific areas that need improvement and visualizations of the cafe and came up with the concept we used for the renovation, “EARTH = the planet, the land, nature.”
While utilizing the good aspects of the building, which has a feeling of ancient history, we incorporated elements of the grand and energetic nature possessed by our planet in various parts of the design.
The cafe, which has a difference sense of scale and design from the office and was created from the views and participation of the employees more than anything else, has been transformed from a place for merely eating to a place for deepening communication.


Okamura provides interior design services for more functional, more effective offices to clients in a full range of industries.