Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

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Every so often I come across a project or an idea that instantly makes my heart beat faster. I must admit, moments like this are few and far between these days. Either I’m becoming more difficult to please, or the designers of this world are collectively producing such high quality of work that it’s difficult to spot something unique, inspired and simply breathtaking.

One such moment happened when I came across this incredible workspace designed by  for  in Ghent, Belgium. I was so taken by the exquisite beauty of this workplace interior, I was practically hyperventilating from excitement – one of my colleagues almost had to pass me a paper bag to breathe into. This episode was followed by an uncontrollable wave of Tourette’s outbursts – “Holy mother f%@#ing $hit! How f%@#ing crazy hot is this place?” Etc.

I’m not kidding here! Why such a strong reaction you ask? Well, you guys know I’m a huge advocate for beautiful and inspiring workplace interiors – the ultimate spatial category underdog (when compared to residential, hospitality or retail). Add to that a killer heritage building fabric, and you can almost guarantee I’ll be experiencing a mini-meltdown from too much enthusiasm. It’s oh so very sad, but just so damn true.

 

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

Famous by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Yellowtrace

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There is so much to love about this spectacularly effortless interior. Architects  have managed to successfully balance the heritage character of the building, bringing in new elements that create a completely unique aesthetic – one which is really difficult to describe and categorise. It’s neither vintage nor contemporary; neither raw nor perfectly crisp. It’s everything and nothing at the same time. Colourful yet neutral. Full of personality yet restrained and understated. Eclectic and quirky, yet elegant and timeless. Better than a PRADA handbag. Hotter than Matthew McConaughey. Sexier than sex. SQUEAL!

It is precisely projects like this that make me want to be a better designer, a sharper thinker and even more committed in my relentless pursuit of the best of the best. I am feeling so freaking excited right now – I am going to crack a fresh roll of yellowtrace and start sketching new ideas. Who’s with me?

 


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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

4 Responses

  1. Katrina Logan

    Hi Dana

    Thanks for sharing this project. Really inspiring to see this project. I am in the process of designing a new workspace for LOGAN STUDIO in a fabulous heritage church (with 1920s decorative fit out) and have been looking at translucent screens like the ones used here by De Vylder Vinck Taillieu. This project is so clever in the way it strips everything back to reveal the materials and structural elements of the heritage space while at the same time making strong contemporary gestures. The other thing that strikes me about the space is how organic the materials are – none of the toxic materials you get in new commercial spaces.

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    • Dana Tomić Hughes
      Dana Tomić Hughes

      Hi Katrina, sounds like you have an amazing project on your hands. Our Studio is currently designing an ad agency fitout in a beautiful 1930s art deco building. Hence why this project has inspired me to no end!

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