Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art \ Janis Leonard Design Associates

• October 25, 2011

MDO recently collaborated with Janis Leonard Design Associates for the new Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA) Lounge space- lounge grand opening is just before Halloween – October 28.

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, image courtesy Janis Leonard Design Associates | Photo by Tim Lanterman

A redesign of existing gallery space- the client needed an area that would serve to contrast yet mirror the modernity of the art on the walls, provide a place for monthly screenings of independent film and give patrons and visitors an “escape,” from their surrounds…a neutral red zone if you will… The premise was the undulation of a wave- a curvature of hung, painted wooden pallets clashing into the rectilinear room – being beneath the wave arouses a powerful tension and energy, curiosity and wonder.

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, image courtesy Janis Leonard Design Associates | Photo by Tim Lanterman

Budget was tight, and met with innovative use of material in an unconventional manner, for example, the chairs, the “sofas,” tables, bar and ceiling were made of wooden shipping pallets.

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, image courtesy Janis Leonard Design Associates | Photo by Tim Lanterman

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, image courtesy Janis Leonard Design Associates | Photo by Tim Lanterman

+ Project Credits

Principal and head Designer: Janis Leonard, Janis Leonard Design Associates LLC, Scottsdale AZ | www.janisleonarddesign.com
Project Assistant (and model): Effie Bouras, Mechanik Design Office (MDO) (www.mechanikllc.com)
Photo Credit: Tim Lanterman

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  1. Saralita says:

    Loooove that model by mechanik’s Effie bouras
    Red is loud! Nice use of unconventional materials