French architect Ludovic Lobby was commissioned to design the ground floor reception areas and the seventh floor of the new office of CMS Francis Lefebvre, a multinational business law firm, in order to improve communication flows and give these zones a special, custom appearance that reflects the firm’s development and singularity. The project reinterprets the formal vocabulary usually used in hotel architecture.
The primary design challenge was to create relationships between spaces. Ludovic Lobjoy achieved this by using strong contrasts in colors and materials and by skillfully crafting the lighting design. His choice of XAL's MINO 2.5 recessed trimless and MINO 2.5 CURVE recessed timeless give the rooms—especially the conference rooms—a clear structure without dividing them.
Highlighting select individual architectural elements and creating lighting for the “bands of wood” are also an important design strategy, which gives the rooms as a whole a comfortable feel.
Lobjoy is an associate of the architecture office Lobjoy-Bouvier-Boisseau.