The Office Group
Henrywood House has had many interesting incarnations over the years: originally St. George’s Hall, then Queen’s Hall, home to the London Academy of Music, and later the BBC Broadcasting Studio. Specially commissioned artworks include bespoke wallpaper and prints, including one depicting namesake Sir Henry Joseph Wood, the English conductor famed for his association with the Proms, wielding his baton, that has been replaced with neon for this modern reinvention of Henrywood House.
At reception you’ll find a modern take on the ‘Applause’ lightbox, synonymous with studios and film sets, illuminated with a carousel of alternative orders aimed to lighten the mood as you enter the building. Nostalgic gems don’t get any better than ‘Test Card F’, created by the BBC and shown on our former TV screens while programmes were being broadcast. Much parodied, we hauled this classic image into the modern techy 21st century with a mirror, incorporating a ‘selfie’ opportunity. One of a series of prints dotted around Henrywood House, close-up you’ll see a sequence of colourful abstract patterns. Take a few steps back to reveal iconic album covers including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Queen. In a world where technology is becoming increasingly complicated, we created a series of prints showing a lighthearted approach towards simple manual tasks, in the style of the traditional user manual. These prints take on a verbose style, helping you get through the day with somewhat overblown, detailed, step-by-step how-to’s on everything from making a cup of coffee, to standing up from your swivel chair. You’ll also find vintage style target prints but take a closer look to notice the workplace theme with guns replaced with stationery items.
|Client:||The Office Group|
|Location:||Henrywood House, London|