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Art for the Office

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Art both inspires and breeds creativity within the work environment, which is why Viyet, one of the premier online destinations for high-end furniture, reached out to Artspace to transform the start-up's new loft-space office in SoHo and complement their existing aesthetic. While we were there, we asked the Viyet team for some tips on how art and design can be best united to brighten up an office or other corporate setting.

1. USE ART TO INJECT A DOSE OF COLOR

Our offices have a very clean color palette, with mostly white or neutral furniture embellished with gold accents. We wanted the art to serve as pops of color that would make the office come to life. The works by assume vivid astro focus and Sarah Morris did exactly that for us. If you already have a lot of color in your office furniture, we suggest selecting artworks that either pull in colors from the existing color palette or feature more subdued colors.

2. TRY A SALON-STYLE HANG

We really wanted to create a gallery wall above our sofa, a highly coveted design feature that works in any room of the house, especially an office. To create a gallery wall, select artworks in a variety of sizes, and start hanging in the middle and work your way out on each side.

3. STAY ON-BRAND

We loved the piece July 5, 2012 by Fred Tomaselli, in which the artist transformed the cover of The New York Times. The fanciful design of the digital print was a true reflection of our business, an New York City-based tech start-up in design. We suggest trying to find at least one artwork that really reflects the company mission to hang the workplace. 

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