Interior Architecture Committee Tour of the OFS Showroom
When
Where
April 7, 6:00-8:30PM
OFS Showroom - 523 West Sixth Street, Suite 220, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (in the Pacific Mutual Building)
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Interior Architecture Committee Tour of the OFS Showroom

Date: Thursday, April 7

Time: 6-8:30 pm

Address: 523 West Sixth Street, Suite 220, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (in the Pacific Mutual Building)

Cost: Free

Park: Free in Pacific Mutual Building

OFS Brands recently moved into the DTLA Pacific Mutual building, recognized as a local landmark and designated as City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 398 in 1982.  The new OFS Brands showroom speaks both to the history of the built environment and history of the maker brand, but design and construction was not without its challenges.  OFS Brands’ in-house design team lead by Nicole Durcholz, in collaboration with Pam Light, FIIDA, Principal of pL-D Studio, and Klawiter and Associates, designed a refined aesthetic that was achieved through the preservation of existing architectural elements and thoughtful selection of interior finishes.

As the designer of many OFS collections, past and present, Pam Light assisted with the showroom’s design to produce the optimum backdrop for the product.  Nicole Durcholz, OFS Brands internal interior designer, led the effort to maintain and incorporate the brand.  And Melaney Crees, interior designer from Klawiter and Associates, integrated the pieces into a clear and concise set of drawings that the contractor could build in this challenging and charming Beaux Art building from 1908.

Some of the design challenges included one existing exit where two were required, and working through a solution with LABDS.  When it was discovered that the existing concrete was of inferior quality and would not perform in a commercial environment, an experienced contractor knew how to turn a negative into a positive.  And once the brick and windows were exposed on the exterior wall, the deteriorated condition of the frames could be seen. Nicole used this opportunity to showcase the craftsmanship of OFS in new natural walnut frames juxtaposed against the raw brick, creating a show stopping composition.

Join Pam Light, Melaney Cress and Julianne Knox for a tour of this beautiful adaptive reuse, with tantalizing tastes and libations provided by OFS Brands.

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