LOCATION Toronto, Canada
Completed under a tight schedule – just four months – this headquarters for Visioneering extols the lighting brand’s attention to clean lines and meticulous detail. In renovating the second storey of the 1950s steel and concrete office block, RAW devised a minimal interior with glazed meeting rooms organized along the window-lined perimeter, and workstations arranged centrally. All of the millwork was custom-made, and the colours for the walls – red and chartreuse – were carefully selected to animate the otherwise spare palette. These accents create brilliant backdrops for the company’s own lighting products, which serve as focal points. In this way, the interior reinforces the brand’s sophisticated character.