Slide Show Furniture at Bloom Project

Slide Show Furniture at Bloom Project

Sonia Zjawinski
May 10, 2010

Since May 2007, This Ain't No Disco {it's where we work} has been posting inspirational office spaces of many of the world's architecture, design, and advertising firms. Two weeks ago, Harper Collins released Where We Work, a book version of the site, which spotlights 45 extravagant and unique work spaces. We cherry picked our faves, and throughout the next few weeks we'll give you a close-up of some of the creative office solutions showcased in the book. Our first look is at German creative agency, Bloom Projects.

The Bloom Project owns a collection of 500,000 historical news photo archive photos and images on slides. Designers at the firm look through the collection for inspiration, but rather than sitting in a basement somewhere, the collection of slides are integrated within the office space.

"Our divider walls in the offices are literally 'bejewelled' in that they contain a number of slides that are backlit," Hans-Peter Hösl of Bloom Project tells the book's author and site's creator, Ian McCallam. Slides were also embedded into the firm's conference table, which is lit from underneath. "If you take a few steps back, the entire table looks like a big, gleaming, colorful stained glass window or an analog pixelated art piece."

Workers also have a light up strip at their desks, similar to that found on the counter in the last photo, that allow them to switch out archived slides, depending on the project they're working on. If you've got a box of old slides that are just getting warped in the attic, maybe it's time to do some high-res scans and then use the slides as decorative additions.

Where We Work is available now.

Images: Oliver Jung

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