Lo & Behold’s Reading Room Will Be Your New Favourite Hangout

Here's why we're loving the Lo & Behold group's Wes Anderson-inspired multi-purpose space in Kampong Glam.

With the launch of out-of-the box co-working spaces like The Working Capitol on Keong Saik Road last year and The Great Room, TreHaus and Collision 8 this year, it’s clear that office expectations are shifting. Cool and quirky furnishings have overtaken typical office design elements (forget cubicles, drab beige walls and fluorescent lighting). 

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So what do you expect when Lo & Behold decides to redesign their company offices? After all, they’re the group that brings us some of the coolest dining and watering holes in Singapore (think The White Rabbit, Loof, Overeasy and The Powder Room).

Designed by John Lim and OWMF Architecture, the multi-concept space takes over three renovated shophouses in the Kampong Glam area. Picture a soothing Wes-Anderson inspired colour palette of pastel green, teal and soft pinks, minimalist furniture, and an abundance of natural greenery. Feature pieces include a woven tapestry by Los Angeles-based artist, BFGF hung in the communal pantry.

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While we might not be lucky enough to work in the space, we’re most intrigued by the public areas. Looksee Looksee, for example, is a 538 sq ft 25-seater reading room on the ground floor with books donated by leading tastemakers and experts in fashion, art, design and food.

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While its primary function is to serve as a space for creative talents to retreat to and germinate ideas, specialty tea house  A.muse Projects is on hand to serve tea on a by-donation basis. The ground floor also features Edwin Lo’s coveted pieces from Supermama and contemporary furniture label, Scene Shang.

 

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