Office Space

Blinds for walls? ASH NYC installation rethinks conventions of contemporary office decor

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(Courtesy ASH NYC)
(Courtesy ASH NYC)

Turning mirrors into ceilings, tables into flooring, and blinds into walls, Brooklyn-based design and development firm ASH NYC isn’t playing by the standard rules of workspace design. Known for mixing chic interior design and property development, the firm exhibited Office Space at this year’s Collective Design held in New York earlier this month.

(Courtesy ASH NYC)

(Courtesy ASH NYC)

Covering 1,250 square feet, their installation was situated in the VIP lounge and café at the fair featuring a 60 foot long modular table named Office Table that was made using reclaimed heart pinewood used for the new floors at the Whitney Museum.

(Courtesy ASH NYC)

(Courtesy ASH NYC)

Connecting the lounge to the cafe within the fair, the space was encapsulated by an extensive horizontal blind system that doubled up as walls. Also tracing the space’s perimeter, an array of sculptural seating cubes—or Office Chairs—offered gathering spaces for visitors to the exhibit.

Keeping with furniture, ASH also produced a limited-edition WC4 chair that was available for purchase on-site. These chairs were interspersed within the vicinity alongside planting that offered a natural counter to the prefabricated space.

(Courtesy ASH NYC)

(Courtesy ASH NYC)

A dropped ceiling was also incorporated into the design, employing ceiling panels wrapped in reflective mylar to articulate space seldom—if at all seen in office environments.

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