A three-room apartment, transformed into an office, is located on Alberta street — one of the most popular tourist attractions in Riga, where visitors come to admire lavishly decorated Art Nouveau buildings. The building on 11, Alberta street, however, was created in the style of National Romanticist in 1908 by one of Latvia’s most renown architects— Eizens Laube.
Annvil was lucky to inhabit this space as its office, and it was designed with an awareness of how colors effect human minds and bodies. Not only it is bright but the space also offers different colors for each mood and character. While departing from the historical style of the facade, it also respectfully attends to the historic details of the interior: original flooring, ceiling decorations and wooden elements.
The open-plan office is distinctly mobile — there is no cumbersome furniture, everything is created to be transformed and re-created. Special attention was given to lighting objects that were created by Annvil’s team out of lamps found in antique shops and flea markets. Other furniture, such as sky-blue chairs, were given a second life as well. The main table that gathers the whole team is symbolic to Annvil — it was brought from its very first office on a barge in Andrejsala and later repainted.
Daring colors and patterns were joined by inspirational slogans, chosen by Annvil’s leader Anna Bates. Even those were created to be reused and replaced, adding to the overall mood of flow and transformation.