Why were ’80s office interiors so cutting edge? Was it an abundance of corporate cash that translated to “sky is the limit” design? Was it a desire to fill a sleek space with equally sleek decor? Perhaps it was a wish to inspire employees and impress colleagues with decadent choices. Whatever the cause, we love the result! With the help of some of our favorite movies and television shows, we spotlight 1980s commercial design motifs.
Our latest obsession: ’80s Lobby Chic, the commercial interior design style that celebrated all things sleek, shiny and sophisticated. For the first week of 2012, we wrap up our coverage with additional posts on this glossy aesthetic. Because the sophisticated sheen of marble, mirror and metal was too bright to contain in one week’s time! Today we spotlight a few non-residential spaces for your enjoyment.