Milbank / Triptyque

Milbank / Triptyque - Table, Chair, LightingMilbank / Triptyque - ChairMilbank / Triptyque - Windows, Stairs, HandrailMilbank / Triptyque - Image 5 of 26Milbank / Triptyque - More Images+ 21

  • Architects: Triptyque
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Pedro Kok
  • Architect In Charge: Vitoria Ferraz, Manuela Coelho
  • Partners: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • Project Manager: Paulo Martins
  • General Coordinator: Luiz Trindade
  • Client: Milbank
  • City: São Paulo
  • Country: Brazil
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Milbank / Triptyque - Windows, Stairs, Handrail
© Pedro Kok

Text description provided by the architects. After realizing the building of Milbank, the international law firm commissioned Triptyque to carry of the interior design. The agency Triptyque proposed to build a unique and historic collection of Brazilian design.

Milbank / Triptyque - Image 7 of 26
© Pedro Kok

The office furniture Milbank tells 95 years of Brazilian design history. Triptyque, already in charge of the building's architecture, has created a walk through the history of Brazilian design between objects, their designers, their times. To let this walk free, Triptyque has created spaces who change according to the opening of sliding wood and thanks to the transparent spaces, replacing concrete walls with glass doors. The interior design is a reinterpretation of the traditional organization of an office (succession of workrooms). The Triptyque created workspaces with precious pieces of Brazilian design icons: the conference room table is signed by Niemeyer, the "São Paulo" chairs in the reception are made by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the lawyers' offices are decorated by pieces signed by Sergio Rodrigues. ..

Milbank / Triptyque - Windows, Facade, Courtyard
© Pedro Kok

It was a real challenge for Triptyque to describe and summarize the Brazilian creation. Just like Brazil, the coherence of the collection lies in its diversity: Brazilian production is affected by the processing of materials, the simplicity of the shapes and sometimes, the rudimentary use of technology. There is plurality also in the origins of this production: the Portuguese reference and African intervention create a modern production now belonging to popular taste.

Milbank / Triptyque - Table, Chair
© Pedro Kok

Milbank has appropriated the concept of plurality. Its interior is an inventory of straight lines, curves and improvisation, it is a timeline in the history of the Brazilian artistic production. Milbank is an example of this new generation of foreign companies seeking to expand in Brazil with an aim to understand and adapt. The association between the international firm and the Brazilian historic design illustrates strengthens its local positioning.

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Address:Rua Colômbia, 325 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil

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Cite: "Milbank / Triptyque" 01 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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