An efficient and flexible space, a place with a strong identity: for their milanese office Chapman Taylor have chosen an old oil and distillery warehouses, restructured into a functional environment capable to promote the new WOW and to integrate different professional competences. The symbol of the creativity and the mutual exchange, fundamental principle of the company’s history.
When the Chapman Taylor offices in Pietrasanta st. in Milan was inaugurated, more than 150 people attended the event in which the company told its story, through videos, installations and live performance. The inauguration involved directly the public in an interactive game/exhibition where the attendants were invited to show themselves establishing a relationship of mutual exchange.
“Mutual exchange” is the idea that stands behind the project that involves 350 sqm space with more than 40 workstations, some of which are dedicated to coworking for professionals, freelancers an collaborators.
An exchange also with the history of the building, a location that has already gone through many adaptations over the years from warehouse as well as a creative centre for theaters, photography studios, and a design school. That why the approach applied to the reinvention of the buildings is soft and conservative, as it is shown by the retention of original window frames and and the use of steel to realise them, the curvature of the vaulted arches in the roof is retained, the restoration of walls to bring out the red bricks, and the reopening of two previous closed windows.
Text by Gabriele Masi.