Gallery: LATE Architects Renovates a Dreary Polish Office with Paint an...

Because not everyone has a massive budget to transform dreary spaces into lively work environments, LATE Architects gave Kompany's Krakow offices a sustainable upgrade called ‘_AFxTT[…]’ with nothing more than 3,000 feet of tape, some wood, and a splash of paint. The geometric graphics in red, white, and black are derived from no fewer than 1,400 photographs snapped of surrounding industrial buildings, and they extend from the floors and walls up to the ceiling.

Instead of buying new furniture or adding in partitions, the creative incubator firm Kompany commissioned the LATE design duo to improve their office space using color and typography. But don’t be fooled by the program’s simplicity. It took nearly 21 hours to realize ‘_AFxTT[…],’ which comprises a complex arrangement of taped and painted graphics that look different depending on the viewer’s vantage point. Also included are a couple of light boxes, and everywhere the LATE brand has been immortalized.

Although this is not the most staggering design intervention we have featured, it is unique and innovative, and requires relatively few materials in comparison to other renovations. This is a serious plus in our books that definitely puts LATE on our list of exciting Polish designers to keep an eye on.

+ LATE Architects

Via Fastco Design


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