When L.A.-based A-INDUSTRIAL Design Build created a dynamic music studio headquarters in a shared office in the Fashion District several years ago, it caught the attention of fashion brand HLZBLZ's founders. As a result, the husband-and-wife team invited A-INDUSTRIAL to help communicate the brand’s story through a new work-
place that blends its street wear influences with the owners’ love for midcentury design.
The HLZBLZ office simplifies the influences of the brand’s contrasting black-and-white fashions with contemporary architec-
ture and furniture into a clean, cohesive interior. The use of raw materials and the
collaborative layout retains their work ethic and the client’s inspiration for design.
“I think mainly what we were doing is conceptually tying in their brand, the
language of their black-and-white clothing in terms of midcentury,” said Andrew
Hernandez, co-founder of A-INDUSTRIAL. “It was kind of a hybrid integrating
those two cultures together and using raw materials and natural finishes to
bring the modern midcentury texture materiality out in the project.”
From the floors to the walls, A-INDUSTRIAL custom made each finish with
the intent of leaving the natural material in its final form and beauty. Contrasting
wood, concrete, and translucent paneling balance the office in the same way
HLZBLZ sees fashion—minimal yet with strong motifs.
The warm-toned floor of 2-by-8-foot pre-sanded plywood sheets installed
with offset longitudinal directional pattern creates an elongation of the space.
The translucent walls allow light to penetrate all areas of the office including the
entry, conference room, and the open collaborative work areas.
“They’re a very collaborative group, so a lot of the spaces were designed to
allow for the partnership,” explained Jackie Munoz, co-founder, A-INDUSTRIAL.
“A lot of their meeting spaces, large tables, as well as the material that was
BY USG CEILINGS
used, were chosen to enhance the transparency, to allow light through.”
The open office layout uses a combination of cork board walls and a large,
integrated translucent sliding door, which provides easy access to the com-
pany’s inventory. Overall the modern space design provides an open, creative
work environment for the talented duo and their team.
This simple and unique open-celled ceiling system with
curved components is an adaptable, clean, and exciting
modern design element.
The design for the Cyclone Table was first conceived by
Noguchi in 1953 as a rocking stool of metal wire and wood
for Knoll; the playful object evolved into a table that became
a companion piece to the Bertoia wire children’s chair.
BY HARRY BERTOIA
The Bertoia Side Chair is an icon of Midcentury Modern
design. Bertoia found sublime grace in an industrial material,
creating a chair that works with any decor, in any room.
BY HERMAN MILLER
Made of 100 percent recyclable polypropylene, the Molded
Plastic Side Chair boasts a subtle matte texture and notable
durability. It is available in an array of colors and a variety
of upholstery and base options making it an endlessly versatile
option for living, dining, and work spaces.
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