Growing from an artist’s studio into an award winning manufacturer of hand crafted wall coverings, Maya Romanoff needed to expand its operations – Interwork helped convert a vacant, forty year old warehouse into a modern office that expressed their studio roots while providing up to date manufacturing space – still reminiscent of the 19th century William Morris wallpaper factory. Hanging “festoons” of drying wall paper inspired the office’s over sized fabric wrapped sliding panels with exposed industrial hardware. Layers of Maya Romanoff fabrics, layers of patterned carpets and simple gallery white walls create a workspace that expresses the very distinct personality at the core of their mission and culture. In addition to office design and building design that re-imaged the building exterior and site, work included pre-purchase due-diligence, solving manufacturing, warehouse and logistics processes, and major upgrades to building systems.
Moving on their 100th anniversary, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) their new headquarters integrates imagery of old drug stores and displays of organizational artifacts with corporate offices, cubicles and breakout areas. NABP’s space tells the story of the organization’s deep tradition while providing a modern, forward looking work place. An old sepia toned photo of a pharmacy used as a lobby wall mural provides a regular reminder of the values that underlie the modern organization. The space is lined with plaques, tributes and art received from the organizations member’s over the years. In addition to interior design, Interwork specified all the furniture and designed custom pieces, developed displays and art installations and helped manage NABP’s move to the new headquarters. Interwork has provided on-going support to remodel the balance of their building and for exterior maintenance at the masonry walls.