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The reception room – the Room of Mirrors, is a dream-like box inspired by
the surreal spaces of cult films. It is part Alice in Wonderland,
part Matrix, and part David Lynch.

This little advertising studio located in a charming shophouse in the Chinatown district is about our whims and choices. And rightfully so, as advertising is about persuading people to make certain choices – to buy this over that; to go here over there.

The reception room – the Room of Mirrors, is a dream-like box inspired by the surreal spaces of cult films. It is part Alice in Wonderland, part Matrix, and part David Lynch. It is a dark, mysterious, heavily panelled room, complete with Victorian armchairs and a console with a reading lamp. There are various doors leading to different spaces within the main office. Mirrored end walls multiply the space ad infinitum to a perfect symmetry.
The working office area is a striking departure from the reception. It is a mostly white space with little whimsical touches like cutouts of animals, lamps, bowler hats peeking out from cabinets and partitions. They are obvious nods to the owner’s penchant for pop culture comics and films.

The meeting room – The Room of Windows, is bathed in light and swathed with white curtains all round. Real and artifical windows (fitted with lights) behind the curtains constantly fill the room with bright daylight, no matter the hours or weather of the day.
LOCATION
Singapore
YEAR
Completion 2010
DISCIPLINE
INTERIOR
TYPOLOGY
SIZE
110
TEAM
Peter Sim, Tiah Nan Chyuan, Dylan Quek  
COLLABORATORS
Photographer: Jeremy San Tzer Ning