Microsoft office

year: 2016
area: 230 m2
Skopje, Macedonia

" Entering a new building in Skopje’s center, and in order to de-homogenize the already standardized office space, KL Studio started by removing the plasterboard ceiling, which exposed the concrete slab, and by “re-designing” the entire flooring. The office floor was covered with carpeting tailored according to ethnic Macedonian (carpet) patterns, which were reproduced in a large scale and with an adapted color pallet. In a play of function and meaning, the vintage carpet bearing the genuine pattern was displayed as an artwork in the reception area. In this manner the infiltration of Macedonian ethnographic design patterns was subtly done and literal representations of archetypical cultural signs were skillfully avoided. " Dijana Omeragic Apostolski