The recently formed Advertising agency Boys and Girls approached us with this problem, a gorgeous Georgian house with high ceilings, great spaces and original joinery, but décor that was decidedly solicitory. The brief was succinct; playful but not juvenile, they gave us the Mingus quote too. We recommended that all traces of solicitors be removed from the building – carpets removed, floors stripped and all 90’s paint colours whited out (if only the rest of life was this simple). If we could make the space like a small contemporary art gallery, it would be more flexible for giving presentations the ‘wow’ factor. Our proposal included a 1.2 x 2.7 meter boardroom table (4ft x 9ft) made out of Lego. A monolithic slab made up of a random pattern of the instantly recognizable lego pixels, with the company’s logo built in relief into the table top, falling away under a glass surface.
Architecture and design company working out of Dublin, Ireland.