The cherry on your icing and the hot pepper on your tamale, for your space!
We had talked about the idea of using a “design totem” to inspire and strengthen a theme in a prior post. Often time we find that light fixtures makes for great candidates since they naturally draws your attention to them, plus their object like quality and repeated nature further reinforce the idea behind your theme.
Which also means that finding the right light fixtures can make or break a design!
As we have mentioned in our previous post “Fine art of finding Fine Finishes” (boy are we proud of that title) the name of the theme we’re building towards is the “Gotham Industrial Warhol” look. The name represents a mix of the three different elemental styles we are using as the building blocks and although they are represented throughout all areas, the proportion do varies from spaces to spaces as we will explain in more detail below.
As a baseline we are using the Halophane fixture from Landmark Lighting in the elevator vestibule, open work areas, corridor and conference room. It is more Gotham Industrial and less Warhol but we liked the more refine look of this particular fixture and felt that it would be a good fit for the open areas.
Areas covered by the Halophane fixtures in brown.
Our Signature Fixture for our Signature area.
Now that we have the baseline fixture covered, it’s time to find our signature fixture for our work space. I am referring to the main fixture for the entrance seating area, it’ll be the first thing you see when you enter the space and in many way will have to convey the sense of energy and creativity that take place within.
We looked at fixtures from several designers and artists including the awesome chandelier from Carolina which were made entirely out of bicycle parts. A bit too Gothic we thought, completely strange considering that we are talking about bike parts.. but we digress.
Bike chain Chandelier from Carolina Fontoura Alzaga
We end up choosing the light sculpture/ chandeliers from Warren Muller of bahdeebahdu whom of course made the mind blowing chandelier out of a mini station wagon shown in our title photo. Muller is a Philadelphia based artist who creates dynamic and one-of-kind chandeliers using found objects and personal items from his clients. His work strikes just the right balance of inspired chaos and industrial sensibility we were looking for.
“Feast your Eyes” and “Out to Lunch” from Muller
We can totally see Muller creating some really interesting light sculptures using the great varieties of mementos and left-overs from the various projects the guys had worked on in the past.
Onto the “Get it Done” department
We felt that the individual editing rooms and offices are characterized by a stronger sense of purposes and pragmatism, and underlying it all we wanted to express the same sense of creative thinking in a more subdue but yet unconventional manner. It’s a concept somewhat more difficult to grasp than the outright exuberance of our signature fixture above. We need something simple, straight forward but yet original and unexpected. And we think we found just the right fixture;
Rain from thebluecabinet
Thebluecabinet is an Etsy based shop that specialize in creating unique light fixtures out of electrical supplies. The “Rain” fixture specifically encapsulated a lot of the style and quality we were looking for and on top of it provide a great deal of flexibilities since the height and location of each of the light fixtures can be easily adjusted according to needs. We will use this fixture for the editor and provide a separate task light for the director for his use.
Tent from thebluecabinet
We wanted something that reflected the more personal nature of the individual offices but still wanted to keep a lot of qualities we look for in the editing room. So we decide to go with a different fixture also from the same shop, the “Tent” fixture.
The combination of these four fixtures should go a long way towards helping us creating a cohesive theme for our work space. We like some of these fixtures so much we wish we can get them for our own work space!
Project P3 is a ongoing workspace renovation project we are working on, with the award winning editing company P3 Entertainment. Follow our progress as we develop our theme of “Gotham Industrial Warhol” look and create a fun work space for the guys at P3.