Studio Malka was commissioned by the publicists Ogilvy & Mather to redesign their new headquarters by the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Initially assigned to design the furniture and the creative platform, the studio’s mission quickly turned into the full rehabilitation of the entire eighty thousand square foot building.
This project was completed within a short deadline and an extremely tight budget, with all work done in real time on site.
Our work was concentrated mainly around the changes of use, including:

* Inhabited Walls: PVC tubes allow a hanging system for simple layout and easy pinup. The wall extrusions allow seat tubes and micro-perforated light scattering on the trays.

* Workbenches: large worktables incorporate side seats for visitors or informal exchanges.

* Wa-Walls: space-dividing solutions incorporating storage and featuring cross-sectional views and opaque parts.

*Mutant Ground: an informal meeting space featuring polymorphic mobile seating, designed as an extension of the floor. This is a visual transcription of a dense city, where the varied heights of the vivid red cubes recall an urban roofscape and the glass walls on which they rest reference patios open toward the streets. Mutant Ground allows flexible uses depending on needs; the lightweight parts are easy to clip on and off as they create moving landscapes that face the city itself.

Based on the direction of the floor girders, furrows draw prospects in the ceilings, walls crack in eye-catching openings through screens, offices, and meeting rooms. These superficial “Ogilvy red” incisions link the different spaces by offering a cohesive visual identity for the creative community.

  • Type: Office Building Refurbishment
  • State: Delivered
  • Year: 2013
  • Client: Ogilvy & Mather
  • Area: 7 500m²
  • Budget: 2,2 M€
  • Team: Stéphane Malka Architecture, Tristan Spella, Laurent Clément Photographe

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