American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Creativity Room Annex
Create an annex of the Creativity Room which was being used to capacity. The space needed to include a large dry-erase wall, a large screen TV, disparate seating areas for people to work individually, in small groups or as an entire team and there needed to be a "wow" component like the Tree House in the Creativity Room.
Long narrow room with only one window at the far end
11 ft. ceilings
Half the walls exposed brick
Half the walls painted but with large electrical panels spaced out across the longest wall
Old elevator shaft at one end of the room with plywood floor and no lighting
Reclaimed wood floor
Existing industrial lighting in the main room
WHAT WE DID
We started with the elevator shaft and decided that it was the perfect spot for the unique design element in the room. We created and built a multilevel cushioned platform upon which employees could recline and sit. To make the space cozier, we suspended an array of African textiles from the ceiling to create a tent effect and added artwork to the walls.
In the main room, we started by positioning the dry erase wall, working around the electrical panels which we covered with a large textile to form an neutral background for the TV. On on wall we attached a pegboard from which we suspended an array of toys and receptacles with toys.
The majority of the furniture was vintage with some new items purchased due to some very specific needs verbalized by the client. The majority of the artwork was sourced from vintage and resale shops along with the items on the floating shelves, which we constructed and installed. We also purchased artwork from local artists.
To encourage play, we hung a series of wine crates which had been transformed into artistic holders for a variety of musical instruments that employees could grab and make music.
Spring green walls and reclaimed wood floors, large screen tv on industrial wood and metal table, two orange and blue vinyl vintage chairs with ethnic woven coffee table, yellow pegboard with an assortment of toys and containers, orange and green vintage painted coffee table, modern green armchair with orange hexagon patterned pillow, ethnic tribal wall hanging
Floating shelves with vintage collectibles on an exposed brick wall, vintage off-white Scandinavian design couch covered with vintage handmade afghan throw, multi-colored striped rug, vintage coffee table painted orange, grass green and lime, Indian fabric folk art ottoman, modern green armchair, orange chevron patterned pillow
Antique tribal textile hanging over opening to old elevator shaft which is made of brick, stepped padded platform upholstered in a green fabric with ethnic flower pattern topped with striped handmade pillows and an artist embroidered textile art piece with an orange cat, African textile drapes
Old elevator shaft with brick walls and a tent-like draping of African Dutch waxprint textiles in a variety of patterns
Two guys with a laptop hanging out on a padded multi-tiered platform covered in a floral patterned green fabric and topped with striped woolen ethnic pillows, art textile wall hanging with orange embroidered cat, modernist brown faux leather armchair with ethnic patterned pillow, African textile drapes
Exposed brick wall with floating reclaimed wood shelves covered with vintage tchotckes and knick-knacks, green modernist armchair, orange, green & lime green painted vintage coffee table, ethnic Indian colorful ottoman, teal modernist armchair with green and white hexagon patterned pillow, creme vintage couch with striped crocheted blanket, musical instruments in repurposed wine crate wall shelves
Reclaimed wood floating shelf with vintage record album, small globe, painted miniature mannequin, wooden statue of kids marching, vintage glass bottle, vintage tin box with cow jumping over the moon, vintage red vinyl doll storage box
Exposed brick wall with repurposed wine crates embellished with musical images and holding various musical instruments such as a toy accordian, tamborine, xylophone, framed artwork of bear playing a banjo
Yellow pegboard with various vintage puppets, toys, purses, old lunch boxes with two vinyl vintage chairs in orange and blue with a woven wicker stool in green, orange and blue