It’s always fun to create an unexpected environment for someone. This project was a challenge because the client wanted a relaxed, modern feel in a very corporate office building, complete with fluorescent lights that couldn’t be changed. Like I said… challenging.
For this film production company it was important to have an area for brainstorming sessions, screenings, and an open flow between partners and assistants. But who wants a typical conference table? Instead I looked to my own studio for inspiration and brought in a sleek black ping pong table by Killerspin and some plush leather rolling chairs. It can seat 10 magic makers while they create the next indie hit.
And… it can double for some competitive fun between partners….
I used a chic palette of black, grey, mustard yellow and navy blue to warm up the sterile environment and wrapped the walls in sumptuous but masculine-inspired wallpapers from Walnut Wallpaper on Beverly Blvd in LA. Velvet tufted couches and vintage glamour accents (mirrored end tables, a burled wood bar cart) brought the feeling of a Gentleman’s Library to life.
Artwork was the finishing touch with works by Robert Rauschenberg, Yoshitomo Nara, and David Drebin adorning the walls. And, as always, I love to add a touch of humor to everything I create…. hence the naked Barbie riding on a ceramic horse lamp. My homage to Helmut Newton, who loved a glamazon on top of a saddle in some knee high boots!
Photography by Ziv Sade.