Rotterdam-based agency Studio Spass designed an interior for the living room of the Cambridge Innovation Center office spaces. As part of the CIC x Arttenders Art at Work Project they were commissioned to create a contemporary interpretation of an Urban Jungle. The result is Unusual Volume.
Breaking with the usual association of flora and fauna, Studio Spass have transformed the living room into an abstract but functional sculpture garden. The founders Jaron Korvinus and Daan Mens said the inspiration came from a Roberto Burle Marx quote: “A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant – rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance – but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.”
Custom made printed carpet on the walls reflects our interpretation of the skyline of a contemporary cityscape. This is depicted through the rectangular gradient on the walls. The combination of custom made and existing furniture creates intimate spaces, emphasizing the organic shapes of the sculptures.
Photography by Pim Top