In this post a project from London art collective Acrylicize, which takes a classic presidential portrait and gives it a modern twist. Acrylicize created a bespoke art scheme for The Office Group latest workspace in Central London, drawing on the period townhouse and the building’s former presidential resident. The collective then worked with this concept throughout the building to create neon and typography installations. See the results below:
The installation was commissioned by The Office Group to add personality to the Stratford Place office design, which sees two contrasting buildings from very different periods, joined in one desirable office space.
Acrylicize also drew on the location’s numerical heritage for additional artwork throughout the two neighbouring buildings. Interestingly, the office is accessible from two street entrances, on Stratford Place and Marylebone Lane. On both streets, the house sits at number 7. The collective worked with this trigger, for the central hallway.
Acrylicize collaborated with graphic designer Alex Fowkes, renowned for his recent Sony Music Timeline installation, to celebrate the much-missed traditional craft of pub mirrors, relics once seen lining the walls of your favourite local.
In this spirit, the collective overlaid a mirror with a bespoke screen print referencing Disney’s most cherished workers, the Seven Dwarves – a reference perfect for the office-oriented space.
Acrylicize is a specialist UK art consultancy that creates high concept art and interior features for residential and commercial spaces. Under the creative direction of James Burke, the art collective combine a unique fusion of art and design to create truly engaging interior experiences from one-off art installations to entire art programs, interior graphics and large scale architectural features.
Their approach is hands-on and personal, overseeing all aspects of project management and installation. Each piece of work produced intrinsically tells a unique story about that particular client, celebrating their character, values and personality in order to positively connect people with their environment.
The Office Group provides flexible office spaces in desirable buildings that are all about location, considered design, great service and a friendly community feel, all with a real commitment to sustainability. The Office Group are long-term collaborators with Acrylicize, having chosen their work to feature in several of their meeting and working spaces, including King’s Cross, Islington, Mayfair and Shoreditch.