Leo Burnett  Moscow

Leo Burnett Moscow

Architect
Nefa Architects
Location
Moscow, Russian Federation
Project Year
2014
Category
Offices
Stories By
Nefa Architects

Anglepoise
Alexey Knyazev
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
FurnitureHaworth
Lighting designerAxolight
FurnitureCappellini
FurnitureBoss Design
LightingTRILUX

Product Spec Sheet
Furniture
Lighting designer
Furniture
Furniture
Lighting
by TRILUX

Leo Burnett Moscow

Nefa Architects as Designers

“The idea to use glasses as the central expressive feature of this space was not born at once,” said designer Maria Yasko. “We considered stars and apples, which are central to the company’s signature style.”


“The first agency was established in Chicago in 1935, and we have aspired for some style reference to that period. When we brought glasses scaled up several times and shaped like those worn by Leo Burnett, we thought it looked cool, and even more so if we would hang big glittering stars to the ceiling.”


“This is not the first time we have designed working spaces for ad agencies,” Dmitry Ovcharov added. “Leo Burnett’s previous office had meeting spaces and rooms located inside giant pencils”.


“Developing the concept for Publicis Group this time, we have opted for an idea of office spaces as modern art galleries. We did not want to make something complex; the glasses are integrated with the space, serving as a purely artistic feature and exposition, but on the other hand, being exactly the solution that organizes the space”.


“The interior may or may not get some additional drawings or slogans or a new color in the future. That is the idea. The environment may change, but what will always be maintained is the core expressive substance, which is self-sufficient and makes the space complete.”


LEO BURNETT

Anglepoise as Designers

Drawing on modern art galleries as their inspiration, Nefa Architects set about creating a dynamic space that would reflect the agency’s roots in 1930’s Chicago and evolve over time. A giant pair of upscaled glasses shaped like those worn by the agency’s eponymous founder were integrated within the interior, serving both as the core expressive feature and the solution that organizes the space. Continuing the upscaled theme, two bright red Giant1227™ floor lamps and a series of Giant1227™ pendants in black and red stand pick up on occasional flashes of red which stand in striking contrast to the largely monochrome interior.


Says Dmitry Ovcharov, Chief Architect, “The interior may or may not get some additional drawings or slogans or a new color in the future. That is the idea. The environment may change, but what will always be maintained is the core expressive substance, which is self-sufficient and makes the space complete.”

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