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An office to live in

Published Fri, Nov 15, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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Warner Music Singapore

SAVE for a sign at the entrance, and a wall covered with photographs of musicians, it is hard to tell that this is the Singapore office of Warner Music.

The space near Bukit Merah feels more like that of a design or advertising agency. It is a far cry from the company's previous office, which was bigger, but had the typical cubicle-and-partitioned wall combination.

Warner Music Singapore's general manager Simon Nasser says, "the office now has a more homely feel".

He would know. Mr Nasser worked with interior design firm Forward 50 on the new look, without revealing anything to his staff in Singapore or to his superiors in Hong Kong. "Everyone had a pleasant surprise when we moved in four months ago," says Mr Nasser. The office has a chic industrial look - think cement and brick walls, mixed with steel and wood. "I was confident that people would like it, since this is similar to my home. And they all love coming over to my place," quip…

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