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I-Beam Design Uses 20,000 LEGOs to Create a Playfully Pixelated New York City Apartment
Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On October 11, 2012 @ 3:00 pm In Interiors,Manhattan | No Comments
Using mostly primary colors, the kid’s room is minimal and playful. I-Beam designed the 20,000 LEGO  blocks staircase, while artist Sean Kenney worked with the family to create a pleasant flow of receding or intensifying color up and down the stairs. The apartment’s color palette offers a soft background for the LEGO-inspired touches of colors and the iconic furniture — like the Barcelona Chair  — placed throughout the space.
The stark kitchen was made using another Nordic classic, IKEA  cabinets, and features splashes of colors like the Blu Dot red chairs and shiny blue backdrop. Sliding walls also serve as exhibition walls to reveal or conceal different areas of the house, like the modern looking dinning room. Playful, colorful, modern and very arty, this wonderful New York apartment shows that LEGOs  are good for much more than child’s play.
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Photos ©Travis Dubreui unless otherwise noted
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