show in the city, and the Agora Theatre where Bruce Springsteen and the E
Street band played their first Cleveland show. Visitors are even welcomed by
a poster of a musician smashing a guitar in the reception area.
One directive set by the client for Vocon was to achieve a more open and
accessible atmosphere. This was achieved by removing doors from offices
and utilizing acoustical tiles to create ceilings that weren’t oppressive. They
created “huddle rooms” for times when privacy was a necessity, as well as
versatile conference rooms that can be used for sensitive conversations or
more in-depth research sessions.
Another source of inspiration for the interiors was the Sex Pistols’ first and
only studio album “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.” The bright
pink and yellow that graced its cover can be found throughout Zashin & Rich’s
offices—not colors you’d typically find splashed all over a law firm. Because of
this unique aesthetic, Faehnle reports the firm—which mainly practices family
and labor law—has acquired a new type of clientele in the entertainment and
sports industry. And in our book, that's proof of its effectiveness. By illustrating
something vital to the firm’s core—its love for the music culture of its city—it’s
built a foundation that will keep them rooted in success for years to come.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT The Rider Bar, where many “favorites” of clients and employees alike are stocked for entertaining and everyday business;
conference rooms are all branded as local venues that played a significant role in building the “rock” image of Cleveland, such as The Odeon, The
Agora, and The Grog Shop, featured here; the space is characterized by wild splashes of neon colors as well as painted sculptural busts located
in special points of interest; a local artist was commissioned to paint them in the notorious face paint of the band KISS.