The occasional open-neck shirt, a wool/linen suit, an almost-sexy belt, a retro satchel: sartorial details to get you seen but not heard. Office wear should be relaxed but effortlessly smart – it helps if you have a work environment to match.
You’re likely to spend most of your time there, so there’s no excuse for badly designed offices. Understated elegant Danish style and exquisite finishes are something we would like to see more of in the workplace. Energinet.DK, which owns, operates and develops the transmission systems for electricity and natural gas in all of Denmark, shows it is switched on with its new HQ designed by Danish architects Hvidt & Mølgaard. Located in picturesque Jutland, the warm interior reflects its rural surroundings with an airy, light space featuring plenty of glass and high ceilings. The building has a central courtyard and an uplifting spacious foyer. Custom-crafted booths in ash wood featuring snug benches and tables are perfect for those impromptu meetings and quiet espresso breaks. Workstations are kept simple, with furniture from Paustian, and lighting is soft. Hvidt & Mølgaard, headquartered in Copenhagen, was established in 1944.
Wool/linen suit by Kilgour, cotton shirt by Hackett, silk tie by Gieves & Hawkes
Jacket and silk blouse by Gucci, linen skirt by Calvin Klein, watch by TAG Heuer, leather bag by Hugo Boss
Cotton shirt and waistcoat both by Dunhill, glasses by Prada
Wool waistcoat by Salvatore Ferragamo, silk dress by YSL, shoes by Tod’s
Cotton suit, shirt and silk tie all by Gieves & Hawkes, watch by Patek Philippe
Linen jacket by Loro Piana, polo shirt by Z Zegna, cotton trousers by Incotex, belt by Dunhill
7 & 8. Cotton blazer and trousers both by Z Zegna, cotton shirt by Glanshirt, silk tie by Gucci, sweater by John Smedley, suede loafers and leather satchel both by Paul Smith
Wool/linen suit by Kilgour, cotton shirt by Hackett, silk tie by Gieves & Hawkes, shoes by Prada, briefcase by Louis Vuitton, watch by Breitling
Polo shirt by Zanone, cotton trousers by Kilgour, shoes by Paul Smith, watch by Breitling
Knit cardigan by Louis Vuitton, silk scarf by Gianfranco Ferré, skirt by Wunderkind, crystal belt by Giorgio Armani, watch by Patek Philippe, bag by Hogan
Sally Taylor & Benoit Marechal
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