Location: 2738 Dundas St. W.; Toronto, ON
Area: 385m2 (4,150 sq.ft.)
Corporate does not always mean design "corporate-like". Paying homage to the lofty space the 2-storey building offered, the studio was retained to extend the artistic spirit that Nuvango is known for and provide common zones where teams could eat, play and enjoy the working environment where imagination and inventiveness flourish. The Clients also wanted to create a warm and inviting interior to which the Designer used lighting that was reminiscent of the old school lights from their original glass mould. Track-lighting was also integrated which further accentuated the company's freedom, allowing them to move lighting where and when needed, so as to showcase changing art throughout the spaces.
The communal kitchen was designed using durable materials such as stainless steel for the counter-tops and cabinet facades along with providing stainless steel appliances. To warm up the environment, a reclaimed counter was installed on the peninsula bar where a draft beer fridge was hidden under it, providing a draft pump above for those "corporate get-togethers." The use of reclaimed wood for the shelving above the work area in the kitchen and both bathrooms along with the use of plumber-pipe fasteners created a more industrial feel reminiscent of the buildings history.