digital agency headquarters in southern brazil by henrique steyer
 
digital agency headquarters in southern brazil by henrique steyer
jan 23, 2015

digital agency headquarters in southern brazil by henrique steyer

digital agency headquarters in southern brazil by henrique steyer
all images courtesy of henrique steyer

 

 

 

located in novo hamburgo, a city near porto alegre in southern brazil, henrique steyer has conceived and executed the interior design of a digital agency’s headquarters. ‘the clients were looking for something really different and bold to convey the avant-garde DNA of the company, that caters to customers in varied market segments,’ steyer notes. classical walls, with plaster paneling make a stark contrast with the contemporary furniture and designer lamps. the blindfolded pietá painting, signed by the fictional artist mark gary adams (and created by steyer himself), was on the cover of brazilian’s vogue living anniversary edition in 2013 and drew the attention of the client to the creator’s work.

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blind pieta by mark gary adams

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closeup of the artwork by mark gary adams and antique chair

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reception, with pink lacquered doors and high back chairs 

 

 

 

signed pieces such as philippe starck‘s ‘gun lamp’, frank gehry‘s ‘wiggle chair’, and ron gilad‘s ‘dear ingo lamp’ are highlights of the decor. the doors were lacquered in high gloss pink. in the reception, an antique baccarat lamp shines alongside the front desk in futuristic style created by henrique. high back chairs work as thrones for the visitors.

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the gun lamp and wiggle chair in the office

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reception area with a desk designed by steyer 

 

 

 

in the meeting room, the ‘nemo chair, by italian designer fabio novembre, creates a hierarchy during business meetings. according to steyer, ‘it’s clear that whoever sits on it exerts power over the others, due to the commanding presence of the chair.’ in the same room, two tables, black and white, seat the guests. chairs signed by phillipe starck, also in black and white, complete the scene. a massive french mirror reflect those who arrive, and by its side, a painting of a black carmen miranda, part of the ‘what if?’ series, created by steyer to expose racism in the world.

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closeup of nemo chair and antique mirror 

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pink panel in meeting room

 

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hallway filled with quotes

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

  • I question the use of the word ‘different’ in the opening spiel as to the design brief. It seems to be nothing more than a compiled list of name dropping, compiled cliches aimed at snaring easy catch gullible potential clients. Forgive me for being so negative but this is not creative, it is just some well chosen ‘shopping’.

    Paul Bradburn

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