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September 6, 2018
Text: Jesse Dorris
Studio BV Builds an Office of Its Own in Minneapolis
Studio BV has only been around since 2015, but they’ve already established a major presence in the greater Minneapolis area, with projects ranging from airy, multi-story private residences and industrial-chic subterranean bars to office spaces sporting bold and unexpected fields of color.
Sometimes it’s easier to design for others than for yourself, but when it came time for founder and CEO Betsy Vohs to create a new home for her (rapidly expanding) team of 20, the brief was clear: “A place where you can work through complex design ideas and feel just as comfortable having a glass of wine with a client or colleague,” she explains.
The 3,000-square-foot space embraces change, with a variety of open areas that can convert to workspaces as need be, and ample wall space for the firm’s vast collection of paintings, weaving, ceramics, and photography. A branding wall made of blocks, Vohs says, “is a metaphor for design: reworking simple concepts can create design solutions.”