NEW YORK and LONDON, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Light, Color, Action: Bubble Splat! Sergio Mannino Studio (www.sergiomannino.com) is the interior design firm behind this newly opened arts and crafts activity center. Bubble Splat offers a range of hands-on activities for the young as well as the young at heart. Mannino's challenge was to create an arts space (on a modest budget) where kids and adults alike could engage in candlemaking, soapmaking, and ceramics-painting in a bright, cheerful and space- efficient setting.
Because of Bubble Splat's great need for storage capabilities, Mannino had to maximize and enhance the center's storage facilities without overwhelming the space. The solution was to construct brightly colored bookcase-style shelving (against a sky blue wall) where supplies would be easily stored and quickly accessed. The result, in yellow and red, is a clean and well-illuminated space where shelving systems are design elements. The bright white work tables and solid matching benches are attractively designed, being sturdy and utilitarian but never clunky. Cleverly designed, the benches can be pushed under the tables, disappearing into the space when not in use. Drawing on his Italian heritage, Mannino has chosen stools for the downstairs café area by Stefano Giovannoni. Their parents can sip a coffee or tea and enjoy a baked treat while their kids enjoy the art activities.
On the second floor, a retractable wall system in a warm and inviting yellow, is used to separate the main space when private events are held. Yellow and orange are the dominant colors with red used as an accent color. Here and there in the space are Werner Panton's now iconic S chairs, an ideal choice for the party space considering their versatility, durability and clean-up-ability. Mannino's cheerful and intuitive design sensibilities are found in abundance here at Bubble Splat where ceramics and soapmaking make good clean fun.
Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Giulia Delpiano)
Area: 200 sqmt
Address: 14 Bull Ln, Rayleigh SS6 8JD, United Kingdom
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Sergio Mannino Studio is a retail store design firm with roots in Italian design and culture. The Studio is based in New York but operates on a global scale, having worked on over 250 stores for companies such as Prada, Miu Miu, Lexus, Vince Camuto, Jessica Simpson, Miss Sixty, Breil, Kensiegirl, Steve Madden among others.
Through an extensive close network of consultants, store design projects can be taken from preliminary brainstorming to built form virtually anywhere.
Sergio Mannino, who heads the Studio, earned a degree in Architecture from the University of Florence and worked extensively in interior architecture with Ettore Sottsass and Remo Buti.
In 2002 he mounted a one-man show of his furniture designs at the Memphis Gallery in Milan. In 2008 his "ooo! Lamp" was featured at the furniture fair in New York and nominated best pick of the ICFF by Metropolis magazine. Most recently the Studio introduced the colorful and modular "Non-Flying Carpet" and the "Inside-Out" series at the New York show "Wanted Design" during the NYCxDesign week.
The Studio work has been published numerous times in magazines, books and blogs in the US, Europe, China and South Korea.
Sergio Mannino Studio
45 Main Street #546
Brooklyn, NY 11201 – USA
Phone: +1 718 855 5018
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