The result of the discovery process of Rapt Studio is a workspace that is highly responsive to and supportive of the teams, workflow, and culture that make up HBO Digital Products. Due to the nature of their work, the flexibility and adaptability of the space was paramount.
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The concept evolved to incorporate a series of powder-coated steel “house” frames which march rhythmically through the space. Clad with a mixture of custom acrylic and wood eyeglass display boxes and mirrored surfaces, the frames have integral lighting which allow the viewer to try on eyewear and see themselves from many angles concurrently in their own private viewing gallery.
The old fir beams have been properly sandblasted and now reveal a fresh hue and the concrete floor has been given a matching white gloss epoxy finish. What has been added in the back is a built-in shelving unit that spans the width of the store at one end, and which is inspired by a quirky 1960s couch that the owner once came across.
Previously an auto body shop, the large open space is broken up with family-style booths and sliding glass panels that open to the patio on sunny days. Intimate booths declare a mix of both traditional and modern elements. A heated metal wall recalls the building’s history while adding additional warmth.