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|One of the perks of being a designer is that your workplace is a visual sensitive environment. Not many design studios would hold with the David Brent suspended ceiling, dusty faux-plants and industrial carpet school of interior design (at least we hope not). It`s always good to see big companies making an effort too.
Pepsico recently commissioned London-based multi-disciplinary art and design studio Gilles + Cecilie to create a wall installation for its new offices. Partners Cecilie Maurud Barstad and Gilles Jourdan have worked all over the world designing and creating murals and installations. The studio`s clients have included Selfridges in London, Paul Smith in Florence and Milan, MBA and Gaz de France - all have benefitted from the studio`s environment-focused workshop-led approach to design.
This latest job saw the pair run a series of workshops with staff who use the Pepsico building. They discussed the four attributes that Pepsico wanted the mural to celebrate - responsability, trust, empowerment and sustained growth. The ideas that emerged became a visual composition representing a hundred ways to "speak up" which were interpreted by Gilles + Cecilie and vinyl-printed onto a perspex panel. Eat your heart out, Athena.
from Grafik 141 june 2006