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A Surreal Monochromatic Pop-up Workspace at Wieden+Kennedy

08.09.13 | By
A Surreal Monochromatic Pop-up Workspace at Wieden+Kennedy
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Advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy partnered with graphic artist Emily Forgot, with the help of designer Laurie D, to transform their London-based, Hanbury Street window into a pop-up workspace as part of their HELLO NEIGHBOUR initiative. The initiative will bring a series of projects by local artists and designers to their window space as a way of interacting with their community. Throughout the month of August, REAL LIFE AT WORK, the surreal, monochromatic office-like installation is open for the staff and guests to work in, all while being broadcast live during work hours via webcam.

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The display offers a playful perspective on working life with all the typical workspace necessities being made out of paper and card, like a plant, typewriter (who still uses one of those!?), filing cabinet, etc. The installation gives the world a look into the company’s working life through Forgot’s eye.

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See how it looks on the webcam:

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.