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Back to Black: Comodo’s Tsuen Wan Office

Comodo’s new office draws on minimalist colours and subdued hues for a unified look. Christie Lee writes.

Back to Black: Comodo’s Tsuen Wan Office


November 4th, 2015


Known for its minimalist yet cosy designs, Hong Kong-based design firm Comodo’s new office in Tsuen Wan is distilled down to straight hard lines and a subdued palette of black and dark greys.


Daubed in dark grey, the walls are conceived of engineered concrete panels to provide textural complexity. The panels are made from recycled or reused materials.


Covered in black paint, the exposed ceilings give the illusion of a bigger space, as evidenced also by the open-plan layout of the office. A horizontal band of windows wrap around the meeting room and the director’s office, creating an interesting dialogue between the private and public.


The stark aesthetic continues in the furnishings, with the exception of a Frank Gehry Wiggle Side Chair at the entrance. Dark bookshelves of varying heights are mounted on the walls, offering additional storage and echoing the overall design aesthetics.


To offset the otherwise severe setting, the floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to pour in. Muuto light bulbs illuminate the space, while Louis Pouslen pendant lamps hang over the conference table in the meeting room.



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