Copenhagen design studio OeO Studio has unveiled the striking new redesign of FLOS’ Denmark showroom. The 500 square metre property was originally an old tractor repair workshop, and so sits among the district of former warehouses within Copenhagen’s industrial docks. The new interior design transports this capacious warehouse into an entire new chapter; the industrial style is maintained through the use of a predominantly white and grey palette and a rustic mix of materials. This element of the design respectfully pays homage to the buildings history – making use of original elements such as he concrete materials and steel ceiling bars – while integrating the contemporary interpretation of ‘industrial’ interiors to allow for the perfect balance between old and new.
A visually arresting staircase floats above the ground floor of the showroom, creating a dramatic display while create a subtle divide between FLOS’ architectural and residential lighting collections. “It is like a staircase to heaven leading towards the sky,” commented OeO Studio.
Sitting fairly centrally within the capacious space is the Cover House – a separate home lighting display area that has been clad in a mottled textured grey brick from Petersen Tegl. This miniature building reflects the architecture of the larger space, with a pointed ceiling that appears twee on this small scale. The structure and history of the old warehouse provided OeO Studios with the inspiration to create this beautiful interior design.
Thomas Lykke, creative director of OEO Studio says: “We have worked with spatial elements that draw on the body of this wonderful old industrial building. Monolithic and contrasting structures have been deployed to create a play of light and shadow – an ambiance that brings the iconic FLOS products to centre stage and inspires curiosity about the possibilities of lighting.”OeO Studios | oeo.dk