Shaker-Inspired Office Furniture Design Take Advantage of Local Resources
UNITED STATES CHANCERY, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The United States Chancery in Dhaka project incorporated office furniture design and layout, interior design for key public building spaces including: atrium, courtyard, and galleries for the new building designed by Kallmann McKinnel & Wood of Boston.
Inspired by Louis Sullivan motifs, a series of terra cotta art walls and friezes were developed throughout various public spaces. Their design merged masterpiece of architectural ornament with local skill of brick making while reflecting the building’s brick facade. Custom designed chairs and tables drew from shaker style furniture construction methods, using locally available solid teak wood.