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Where else do you set up the offices of an agency specializing in the creation, management and promotion of top fashion brand ecommerce but an old shirt factory? Diana Corp.'s head offce in the Padua region of Italy mixes vintage with modern, recycled with original pieces. The company's creative director Margherita Silvestri guided the renovation from abandoned factory to fab office. A creative company in a creative work place.
It's Saturday. Most of us are relaxing far away from the workplace grind. We don't have to return to the hamster wheel to earn our living until Monday. If this was my workplace though I'd never want to come home. Too cool. Melbourne interior designers Mr Mitchell explain the idea behind the Blonde Robot offices the best.
"Three young forward thinking business partners had a simple goal with the fit-out of their brand new head office: make it look like a cool pub. Being based in the centre of an industrial area, the closest cold beer was too far for knock off drinks. They wanted to create a warm, relaxed environment that provided their team with the pub you have, when you're not having a pub."
My resumé is in your inbox Blonde Robot.
What better way to finish the working week than with an über cool workplace! I would have no problem clocking on each day at this advertising agency designed by Australian designer Matt Woods. I wouldn't want to leave. Fun, fresh and hip. The Hallway. Definitely stealing that paper lantern idea.
Diana Mui wrote us recently, and explained that she is an Interior Designer, Artist, Drill lover and Painter of walls. :-) She wanted to share a project she has completed that I have to admit is truly remarkable. It is the coolest doctor's office I have ever seen, and makes me wonder why doctor's offices are always so damn tacky and cold.
When we started the back area of this project, we believed it was a tear down and we were prepared to renovate the entire space. We took some time and started to believe in fixing all the little flaws without the original plan for a dramatic renovation. After all, I believe our first responsibility to our planet is also the easiest. Recycle, reuse and whenever possible creatively create anew. Besides this space is located in Tribeca. Tribeca is an amazing contrast of old and new. We truly wanted to make a big impact without knocking anything down and do our best to makeover the old, the broken and the flawed. Instead, we aimed to freshen it up with a touch of bold, and unexpected style. This is a doctors office for allergies and it's the re-freshening area for patients. The ceilings are 14' high. Tongue and groove wainscoting covers most walls as stairs lead to a small office. The striped floors are on a diagonal to create movement within the space. This also breaks up the vertical lines created by the wainscoting. The furniture kept simple, clean, fresh and white allowing the floor to take center stage. The simplicity of a brass antique fire extinguisher takes the place of a sculpture. Outdoor lighting are now used as patina indoor lighting. Within the second room - bleached gray panels line the floors. A classic lit exit sign is set over panels of brand new textured wallpaper. Newly installed and then distressed with random touches of black and white paint. Wood beams run across ceiling and again, random coats of black and/or white paint defines each of them. Original glass panes and doors divide the two back areas. Painted a deep rich gray to allow the light to truly sparkle through the glass. (after photos by Marietta Leung)