On a commercial interior design project for Madison Park Financial Corporation, we warmed up and beautified the lounge areas and landings of a recently converted-to-condos electric light manufacturing warehouse called Lampwork Lofts.
Almost every resident in the building owns a dog, so ensuring easy clean up for all communal and public area furnishings, was a key factor in selecting performance fabrics over their natural counterparts for these modern industrial interiors.
We commissioned nearly 150 pieces of original artwork, paintings and photography for each floor of the building. Elevating Oakland’s past, present and future these images provide visual interest on the elevator landing of each floor as well as each wing of the building. Original paintings by artist and LMBI designer Andi Yablonksi brighten the foyer and stairwell leading to the building’s second floor.
We used real leather on benches located at the elevator landings, setting the design tone and unifying the public décor within, however, in the “Edison Room,” a community lounge located on the 3rd floor of the building, we created a convivial horseshoe configuration using three oversized sofas upholstered in an antique-finished “Performance Leather” (or PL) for increased durability, without sacrificing beauty.
Paying homage to the building’s origin story, the upholstery’s rustic component is echoed by two oversized, dented metal hanging lamps, complementing the modern industrial vibe of a hip, pet-friendly apartment building.