From the reception area reveals a companies newly renovated offices with the goal of merging art architecture and light, materials to expose and reveal, and feature the company's 50 year-old iconic logo.
A bunny light sculpture wall links the floors in this 2-story atrium. The light sculpture incorporates horizontal wood bands that appear to float and reveals the company logo in all its backlit glory. Existing conditions limited energy and space for traditional backlit applications. 23,000 high output LED's were mounted in a grid on panel wall. A single piece of translucent diffuser was stretched in tension forming a 6-inch deep light box.
A metal mesh curtain serves as a backdrop to the stair as well as allows a peek into the office spaces and reveals an art collection. Referenced as "Architectural Lingerie" the mesh weave resembles fishnet stockings, another nod to the company's provocative past.
The office area is 2 buildings awkwardly connected. The goal was to make the back spaces feel less disconnected by linking them with a T8 backlit ceiling in the shape of the logos ear. The tip of the ear begins at the editorial spaces, continues along a corridor with display cases containing halogen accents, and wraps along and in the lunch room. The lighting solution gracefully connects the 2 buildings making the worst part of the space the best part of the space.
The boardroom and conference room ceilings feature commissioned light art made of paper, and cabinets made of “pillow wood” for a bedroom feel.