About

MetteSpace offices
MetteSpace offices
MetteSpace offices
MetteSpace offices

Efficiency. Beauty. Human-Centred Design.

It’s in our DNA and in our Danish roots.

We pioneered the application of arbejdsglæde at large scale in the office space, and we continue to apply these principles to strategically create workspaces that reinforce and strengthen culture, and inspire innovation through employee wellness and contentment. 

Our workjoy™ program seamlessly integrates office, home, and remote workspaces with design, products, and services to ensure your staff thrive and are inspired to do their best work whereever they are.

arbejdsglæde
arbejdsglæde -
\ arh-byts-glae-the \ - "work joy"; job satisfaction measured in cognitive, affective, and behavioral components
hygge
hygge -
\ huge-guh \ - "coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment"

Mette Johansen

MetteSpace Founder and Creative Lead

For over a decade, Mette has been teaching North Americans about “Arbejdsglade” (Work Joy), a concept so embedded into culture in her native Denmark. Using a unique synthesis of design principles and modern office culture trends, Mette creates spaces that promote happiness and joy, and allow people to thrive in the workplace. Happy workplaces are more effective, productive, and significantly reduce absenteeism and employee turnover.

Mette is frequently featured in the media, including Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, HR Professional, Canadian Interiors, Canadian Business, and on CBC Radio among many others. She is best known for her human-centric approach to the design of the physical space.

In the Media

Uken Games' Community-First Development Hub

digital: Killer Spaces

Inside Uberflip’s sprawling Toronto office, with fully stocked beer fridges and a colouring station

Toronto Life

Wattpad’s Office Tells a Thousand Stories

TechVibes