Steal This Look: Fuzzco Office in Charleston
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We first learned of Charleston, South Carolina-based Fuzzco, a branding agency founded by Helen Rice and Josh Nissenboim, in Dwell's October 2011 issue, which features the couple's home. So we were intrigued when we came across Fuzzco's new offices, which were designed in collaboration with Thompson Young Design . "We are a branding agency, so naturally we have strong opinions about how our brand extends into our space," Rice says. "The way we work, the company we keep, the working purpose of the space, and the objects we covet all informed the choices we made in our space. It's a functional sculpture of rich textures in stark arrangements." Recreate the look in your own workspace with the following elements: Above: Fuzzco headquarters, located in a small stuccoed building on Spring Street, has served as laundromat, church, candy store, and hat shop. Above: A waiting area features an unexpected dash of purple. Above: The wood wall was salvaged from an industrial building in Kentucky by woodworker Michael James Moran . Note the arrows whimsically positioned on the concrete floor. Above: A detail shot of an arrow. Above: Spruce wood sourced from contractor Chip Adams and a custom lighting system of 75 radio bulbs that operate on a dimmer by metalworker Peyton Avrett . Above: "We tried to keep and reuse a lot of the building's original materials," Rice says. The black porcelain door knob is reused from a renovation at 141 Spring Street in Charleston. For something similar, consider the Black Porcelain Door Knob ; $26 at Rejuvenation. Above: Custom wood cabinetry warms the otherwise all-white communal kitchen (stay tuned for an upcoming Steal This Look devoted to the Fuzzco kitchen). Above: A collection of wood animals marches across a steel beam. LIGHTING Above: The Union 6-Inch Fixture in antique black (shown here in polished nickel) is $129 and the hand-blown glass OP Shade is $125 from Schoolhouse Electric. Above: The Franklin Wall Sconce in antique black (shown here in matte bronze) is $69 and the A19 Silver Bowl Light Bulb is $5, both from Schoolhouse Electric. Above: Voltec 10-Light Plastic Cage Light String with Locking Connector in yellow; $162 from Amazon. To recreate the look of the workroom lighting system, remove the plastic cage and add it to the black wall sconce. Above: The porcelain enamel Factory Light No. 5 Rod in black enamel is $249 from Schoolhouse Electric. OFFICE FURNITURE Above: The Modernica Case Study Daybed has a wood frame and steel legs; $1,689 from Hive Modern. Above: Blu Dot Strut Coffee Table in white; $399 from Blu Dot. Above: Copenhagen Two-Drawer Lateral File Credenza with wheels; $1,099 from Room & Board. Above: The Blu Dot Last Newspaper Rug is made of cotton-wrapped recycled newsprint; $329 from Blu Dot. Above: Eames Molded Plastic Chairs with Wire Base by Herman Miller ; $249 from Room & Board. ACCESSORIES Above: Fredericks and Mae Hand Made Arrows ; $95 from Fredericks and Mae. Photograph from Color by Numbers . Above: Wooden African Animal Set ; $31 from Three Leaves Toys on Etsy. Above: Find a Mounted Deer Head on eBay (alternatives made of cardboard or enamel are available from Etsy ). Above: The 36-inch wide Butcher Paper Roll is $31.50 from Reliable Paper and the Horizontal Paper Cutter in gray is $48 from Amazon.