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Colorful Office Renovation by Ghislaine Viñas
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Ghislaine Viñas was tasked with outfitting the Manhattan offices of South African advertising firm Barrows in one of Soho’s Art Deco buildings. Raised in South Africa, Viñas was the ideal person for the job allowing her to explore cultural references within a modern work environment. Throughout the 2300-square-foot offices, you’ll spot energetic patterns and bold colors, along with contemporary furniture pieces from brands like Viccarbe. Arik Levy’s high-backed Platform sofa makes a strong statement in this gathering space, along with Patricia Urquiola and Victor Carrasco tables, all from Viccarbe.

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The photorealistic, tropical wallpaper was designed by Viñas herself for Flavor Paper. It’s the perfect backdrop for the stairwell and the mezzanine level.

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You also see several Honken chairs from BLÅ STATION around the office.

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A rope installation hangs above the reception area, which also features cubby spaces to take private calls.

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Photos by Garrett Rowland.

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.