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Leo Burnett Moscow / Nefa Architects

  • 01:00 - 19 January, 2015
Leo Burnett Moscow / Nefa Architects
Leo Burnett  Moscow / Nefa Architects, © Alexey Knyazev
© Alexey Knyazev
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moscow, Russia
  • Chief Architect

    Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Authors Team

    Dmitry Ovcharov, Maria Yasko
  • Architects in charge

    Victor Kolupaev, Olga Ivleva

  • Area

    8800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Alexey Knyazev © Alexey Knyazev © Alexey Knyazev © Alexey Knyazev +18

  • Lighting Engineers

    Spector LAB, Moscow, Russia
  • Chief Engineer

    Sergey Kurepin
  • Project Management

    Daria Turkina, Maria Boyko
  • Furniture

    Сappellini, Haworth, Boss Design
  • Lighting

    Axo Light, Anglepoise, Trilux, custom made lamps
  • Management Company

    Cushman & Wakefield
  • General Contractor

    ATITOKA
  • Eyeglasses

    Арткор (Artkor)
© Alexey Knyazev
© Alexey Knyazev

“The idea to use glasses as the central expressive feature of this space was not born at once,” said designer Maria Yasko. “We considered stars and apples, which are central to the company’s signature style.”

© Alexey Knyazev
© Alexey Knyazev

“The first agency was established in Chicago in 1935, and we have aspired for some style reference to that period. When we brought glasses scaled up several times and shaped like those worn by Leo Burnett, we thought it looked cool, and even more so if we would hang big glittering stars to the ceiling.”

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

“This is not the first time we have designed working spaces for ad agencies,” Dmitry Ovcharov added. “Leo Burnett’s previous office had meeting spaces and rooms located inside giant pencils”.

© Alexey Knyazev
© Alexey Knyazev

“Developing the concept for Publicis Group this time, we have opted for an idea of office spaces as modern art galleries. We did not want to make something complex; the glasses are integrated with the space, serving as a purely artistic feature and exposition, but on the other hand, being exactly the solution that organizes the space”.

© Alexey Knyazev
© Alexey Knyazev

“The interior may or may not get some additional drawings or slogans or a new color in the future. That is the idea. The environment may change, but what will always be maintained is the core expressive substance, which is self-sufficient and makes the space complete.”

© Alexey Knyazev
© Alexey Knyazev
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