About us

About us

Our Story

The Total Office story started nearly 20 years ago drawn up on the back of a napkin in the most unlikely of places.. a hospital.

Designing and delivering a first class customer experience were not common titles you could pick up at a book store, though it was the very core on which the organization was built on.

While its founder Jacob Peters is no longer with us, his values are still reflected in every process through the breath of the company.

The Total office continues to push forward innovating on its service and delivery while encompassing wider aspects of the workspace experience which include ergonomic consulting, acoustic design & workspace wellbeing.

why-us

Our DNA

Human Kind

While at the core, every business is unique. One cannot ever disregard the fact that human interaction is what keeps the wheels of business in motion

Innovation

Standing still, it's something we are not good at. Always thinking. Ever evolving. Now that’s more like us.

Reliable

“Trust Us” – Two little words used rather loosely, but worth its weight in gold. We simply put ourselves in ourcustomersshoes and work from there.

Collaborate

We collaborate within (at every level) and, with our clients to arrive at the optimal solutions. It is our belief that, if we move forward together, success takes care of itself.

Technology

We are always upto date with the latest trends and technologies.

Problem solving

Our teams work diligently and tirelessly at unearthing the best possible solutions to any imminent or foreseeable hindrance. It’s in our everyendeavourto ensure our clients sleep well at night

Meet the team

Jassin

Jassin

Our own Rahul Dravid. If lost, can be found driving to Fujairah, listening to AR Rahman.
Mriganka

Mriganka

The Creative Spark of The Total Office. Her multitasking skills make a computer look bad.
John

John

Talented Artist. DOTA expert. Considers Biryani to be the tastiest dish on earth
Siddharth

Siddharth

Our Big Kahuna. Closet geek and chocolate chef extraordinaire. Chasing the elusive six-pack.
Matty

Matty

The backbone of Total Office. Passionate animal lover.
Siddu

Siddu

Possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of furniture. Has an impossibly calm demeanor.
Alex

Alex

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry.
Gautam

Gautam

Intellectually curious about everything. Filled with wanderlust
Jemalyn

Jemalyn

Detail oriented to a microscopic level. Enjoys acoustic songs, the old-school way.
Kunal

Kunal

An aspiring Thierry Henry. Eminem super-fan. Currently in pursuit of the ultimate shawarma.
Ratna

Ratna

Intends to build a shrine for Real Madrid F.C. Lives off Chinese food.
Tabraiz

Tabraiz

Dreams of touring the Canadian coastline. If not a designer, he’d be a beach lifeguard.
Vincent

Vincent

Our Logistics Guru. Ultimate Cricket Fan. Loves a good afternoon siesta.
Sara

Sara

TV Show junkie. Looks forward to a good challenge. The beach is her happy place.
Bhavesh

Bhavesh

Finance Wizard. Considers Shahrukh Khan a national treasure. Secretly planning to run for parliament.

Testimonials

Shilpa Alva
TTO was Surge's very first sponsor in Dubai. They believed in our regional potential right from the start! They have sponsored us every year since our Middle East launch in 2013. Beyond critical monetary support, the TTO team has gone above and beyond, helping us out with many "random" needs over the years. The list is long! It includes lending us office space for key meetings and film shootings, donating furniture to our new office, providing us with storage space, providing graphics design support and even acting as a last minute print shop. The TTO team has also taken time out of their work day to volunteer at our school program, 'Water: The Global Passport'. The partnership was taken to another level when TTO's Creative Director - Mriganka Travasso joined the core Surge team playing a key role in organizing our annual gala. With TTO, we know we have a true partner who believes in our mission and is truly committed to making our world a better place. Through their support, we are able to further our mission to provide safe water and sanitation solutions to help end the cycle of poverty in the developing world. Thank you TTO for all your generosity and support. Congratulations on staying relevant in the industry and we hope you continue to make the world a better place for many more decades to come!!

Shilpa Alva

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Surge

Diane Thorsen, LEED AP ID+C
Perkins + Will and The Total Office have enjoyed collaborating to deliver successful projects in the Middle East. This collaborative spirit has brought about innovative solutions for many of our corporate clients as both companies share a passion for design excellence and considered solutions for the workplace. We always appreciate their positive response when faced with the challenges of working in a fast-paced market where the emphasis is often on cost. The TTO response to any brief is always met with enthusiasm. Its inspiring to work together to deliver projects with a common vision and we look forward to a continued working relationship. Congratulations on your successful 20 year legacy.

Diane Thorsen, LEED AP ID+C

Design Director, Principal

Julijana Mitic, MSc Arch Eng, LEED AP ID+C
I was introduced to Total Office at the start of my Dubai carrier, 10 years back, and I am happy to say that I witnessed their beautiful growth and development since then. They offered consistently, all these years, very professional, inspiring and welcome experience, for us and our clients. It is very important to mention that We visit TO with a huge confidence that Sid and his team are going to offer best service, introduce best products and find smart solutions. Phenomenal Siddharth and his team, continued dream of his father, in very inspiring and innovative way. I personally love to meet him every time, as I always hear something new, fresh and fun. Thank you for such a wonderful support and experience. For new successes and growth!

Julijana Mitic, MSc Arch Eng, LEED AP ID+C

Project Director

Laila Al-Yousuf
The Total Office have always been wonderful to work with. Very thorough in their proposals with an in-depth understanding of a client’s needs resulting from a detailed analysis of the client brief. They identify the project parameters and limitations, and the whole team comes together to offer extraordinary support from start to finish.

Laila Al-Yousuf

Senior Project Designer

Anne Barron
Upon taking the role with Orangebox, one of the elements of the position that I most looked forward to, was the opportunity to work in partnership with The Total Office. TTO’s reputation proceed them as a family run company with positive, competent, fair and ethical personal and business values. 3 years later, I have had first hand experience of those values. Working collaboratively with the team at TTO has been a very positive experience for me personally and Orangebox ME. The very talented team is always enthusiastic and energetic. The beautiful, bright showrooms is inviting and we as Orangebox feel welcome and at home. Well done to Sid, Mriganka, Mattie and the whole TTO team. You have created a brand that we, as a supplier, feel privileged to work with and am truly so proud that The Total Office represent Orangebox in Dubai. Thank you for all your support over the years and here is to another 20!

Anne Barron

Regional Sales Manager, orangebox

Phil Robbins
I first came across The Total Office when Orangebox took our first steps into the UAE market some 10 years ago. Siddarth and TTO were recommended to us by so many in the industry and we quickly understood why. Sid has moulded The Total Office into a reflection of what I believe to be his and his family’s true beliefs and values. They are that rare combination of Business leaders, trustworthy partners, knowledge providers and service deliverers , all with an unwavering moral and social compass. Luckily we were able to strike a collaboration which has seen Orangebox thrive in Dubai. A market we believe to be one of the most demanding anywhere on the planet. The continued success of TTO and their 20th anniversary is a testament to those beliefs and values shown by Sid, Migranka, Matti and the team. We are proud to have The Total Office as our partners. Orangebox Middle East and Global wish the whole team a great anniversary and look forward to the next 20 years together!

Phil Robbins

Export Sales Director ,orangebox

Sharon
I would like to appreciate all the efforts put in by Orange Box and The total office teams towards delivering of our lift lobby furniture. We had a huge task of getting modern and trendy furniture for our 3 lift lobbies. The teams worked endlessly to get designs/ concepts/materils/colours till we reached the perfect look. Above all our budget was fixed but your team really worked hard to get us all we wanted within the budget and not at all compromising on quality. The end result was admired by many colleagues and they are so happy with the comfort of the furniture. We are really grateful for all the time and effort your teams have invested in our project.

Sharon

Facilities, Microsoft

Catherine Bouma
I have lots of positive things to say about TTO, but I’m an engineer remember – not great with words. I have always found TTO to be genuinely helpful, looking at the problem at hand and trying to suggest a solution to the requirement which best meets the needs of the project. TTO go well beyond just providing products. They try to bring something new to the table. Interaction with TTO has always been a pleasure. All the staff are respectful, motivated and well informed. Congratulation on 20 years in the UAE, and keeping it fresh.

Catherine Bouma

Associate Director, Mace International

History

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The Total Office story started nearly 20 years ago drawn up on the back of a napkin in the most unlikely of places.. a hospital.

Designing and delivering a first class customer experience were not common titles you could pick up at a book store, though it was the very core on which the organization was built on.

While its founder Jacob Peters is no longer with us, his values are still reflected in every process through the breath of the company.

The Total office continues to push forward innovating on its service and delivery while encompassing wider aspects of the workspace experience which include ergonomic consulting, acoustic design & workspace wellbeing.