french designer ora ito has created new offices for LVMH’s media division in paris’ 15th arrondissement. the unit spans four stories and is penetrated by a soaring, stunning staircase which serves as the centerpiece of the scheme. ‘the (staircase) creature undulates in the space, shaping and pervading it’, explains ora ito. the parametric sculpture has been designed as a biomorphic structure, and contrasts with the minimally furnished offices.
the eye-catching staircase has a sculptural quality that defines the space
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ora ito has also designed the communal areas of the entire ’10 grenelle’ project, which extends over more than 30,000 square meters and encompasses 30 levels — including the unit dedicated to LVMH’s media division. with a career spanning more than 20 years, the french designer leads a multidisciplinary studio that spans between telephones and architecture, and from furniture to the hotel industry.
ora ito leads a multidisciplinary studio with projects that range between telephones and architecture
the brightly lit unit is penetrated by the biomorphic staircase
the offices are intentionally minimal, calm and functional without extraneous decor
‘I wanted the staircase to be the centerpiece of the design‘, explains the designer
the designer describes the staircase as ‘half-chimera’, ‘half-snake’
the staircase undulates in the space, shaping and pervading it
refined materials were employed throughout the interior
a parametric design strategy was employed
ito also designed the communal areas of the entire ’10 grenelle’ real-estate project
the bio-morphic structure adds a dramatic surprise to the simple interior
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