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Nokia House
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Take a peek inside Nokia’s recently renovated headquarters

If you’re running Windows Phone you’ve got few choices for OEMs. HTC, Samsung, and Nokia are the big three that make devices, but Nokia easily controls both the marketshare and mindshare when it comes to Windows Phone. So there’s quite a few of you out there rocking Nokia devices and you might be curious where they get made. That place, Nokia’s headquarters in Finland, recently received a remodel. Let’s check out some pics and learn about the process.

Nokia House, aka the Nokia head office, is located near Espoo, Finland. This is the same headquarters the company sold for nearly a quarter of a billion dollars, but leased back to remain there. It’s here where a lot of products you use and love are conceived. We hear quite a bit happens at Nokia San Diego in terms of hardware, but it’s the Nokia House that embodies everything that is Nokia.

Over at the official Nokia Ääni blog we get an inside look at some of the updated interiors and the thoughts behind building work space for a company like Nokia. Below is another shot of the interior, you’ll want to hit up the source to look at the others.

Nokia House 2

So what goes into redesigning a place like this? Here’s what the Nokia employee in charge of the facilities has to say about it:

“The new facilities aimed at improving the work-life balance, communication and work efficiency. If the company is to constantly innovate new, need to provide workers with such facilities, in which productive work is successful.”

You can certainly get a sense of what Nokia is doing with their internal space. While this isn’t going to directly impact you today, it’s within these walls that devices you love and use daily are created.

Source: Nokia

Thanks for the tip Altair!

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procen says:

Wow just wow!

Apple wannabe's j/k

procen says:

Didn't Microsoft paid for your name way back. You might get introuble again! :-P

NIST says:

IKEA must have had a sale.

Rishicash says:

Yes and what could be cozier and warmer on those many long, cold, dreary days in Finland than starck white and blue interiors?

Klaus Widraw says:

this will age terrible

someoneinwa says:

Well, maybe the green carpet will get dated quickly, but overall this is a great design and certainly the kind of bright interior needed for well being and productivity in a place where daylight can be in short supply for much of the year.

mythos13 says:

So you will if you keep up the habit of looking for the negative :)

ulrikg says:

Yeah, I don't see tables and chairs being a big thing in the future...

montel22 says:

That's hot, wow I love it.

Jaskys says:

Wow, really awesome.

I want to work there

Chregu says:

It's just a workplace. You have to work there. I don't really care if at my office artificial leaves are hanging on the ceiling or not. Nonetheless, good for the people working there if they like it.
 
Personally I would hate the little meeting table in the middle of all the work stations... how can you do some serious work if there are people sitting talking?

AccentAE86 says:

Beautiful.
Fresh.
Colourful.
Modern.
Clean.
Simple.
 
Just like Windows Phone.  Coincidence?  I think not.  
 
Thumbsup.

Ali Assaedi says:

seems that meetings are gonne be really blue from here on out :P

Did you just make a funny

Do they only have about 15 employees?

Sam Sabri says:

No. You're thinking of the Windows Phone OS team.

Slater_GS says:

Bahaha, sad but probably true

cybermoose89 says:

Oooooo fancy shmancy shizz right there

ttsoldier says:

What a modern office should look like

I want to work there :o

typhon62_1 says:

Looks nice, but for anybody actually needing to get work done its horrible.  I could never concentrate in a place that open and a bunch of people running around.

williog says:

Nice and cool design

WP7_Genius says:

Wonder if they hiring

No wonder lumia phone is so beautiful. Working in a place like that, you can only think about beautiful things in life.

NIST says:

All I can think of is who is going to water that shrub hanging from the ceiling?

rmichael75 says:

that is from china.. Plastic:). no water needed. The photo is not from lumia 1020. or esel we can zoom in and see the label

Trappiste says:

This is just the HQ. A lot of the hands-on real design and implementation work is done in the numerous r&d centres in Finland and abroad.

gsquared says:

Looks a little cold if you ask me. Of course the Euro's like that kind of environment. I really like the "clean" look of it but I also like a little more color and diversity.

Looks like all Ikea furniture.

Chregu says:

Well, Nokia is Finish, Ikea is Swedish, maybe they had some special neighborhood deal there ;-)

Spedez says:

What furniture would you prefer? K-Mart?

ejb222 says:

I would think that personal items would add color...sort of like a blank canvas for a mosaic. Lumias would really pop in that office.

sumton says:

Modern !! match perfectly with windowsphone idea now im curious to see windowsphone team place

Bacchus1976 says:

I want one of these mesh backed chairs for my home office. Any ideas who makes them?

Design is a very strong point for Nokia!

Quis0822 says:

That blue ish one looks more like a 3D render

Kram Devil says:

Polycarbonate furniture? ;D

rhouyourboat says:

The colors are just like their Lumias!

SwimSwim says:

Is it just me, or is this not the best thing for a company struggling financially to be doing?

Looks lovely and all, but literally, at what cost? It appears to be awfully expensive...

jcrus says:

Maybe it's just me but the thought of screens facing an open area would be to unnerving for me to be productive. Shoulder surfing makes me edgy. Then again I am used to having to work in a more secure manner.

HailMarxism says:

My dream office - no telephones in sight. Also, thank Christ they're not using macs like many US work places.

Looks fresh, airy and clean. Love it.

onysi says:

Bushes on top of lamp? Fire hazard.