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LATE Architects Renovates a Dreary Polish Office with Paint and 3,000 Feet of Tape

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 9, 2012 @ 11:01 am In Architecture,Green renovation | No Comments

LATE Architects, Krakow, Poland, typology, design, green design, sustainable design, green renovation, eco-design, Kompany, paint, tape, minimalist design

Instead of buying new furniture or adding in partitions, the creative incubator firm Kompany [1] 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 [2], 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 [3] in comparison to other renovations. This is a serious plus in our books that definitely puts LATE on our list of exciting Polish designers [4] to keep an eye on.

+ LATE Architects [5]

Via Fastco Design [6]

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[1] the creative incubator firm Kompany: http://www.kompany.pl/

[2] light boxes: http://inhabitat.com/levitating-red-miele-lightbox-pops-up-in-chile/

[3] relatively few materials: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism

[4] Polish designers: http://inhabitat.com/emocja-sideboard-adapts-with-interchangeable-colored-pegs/

[5] + LATE Architects: http://www.latelate.pl/

[6] Fastco Design: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669460/an-office-transformed-with-just-3000-feet-of-tape-on-the-walls

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