‘The Intern’ movie inspires the interior architecture of this industrial-modern space

Whether it’s for artists or executives, shared office spaces have become an increasingly popular way for individuals to work outside the home without having to take on the full cost of a rental space. When the owner of Tenthirty Coworking, a shared office space with leasable desks, needed assistance with architectural permit drawings and interior design, he approached Ascent Architecture & Interiors.

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The movie “The Intern,” starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, inspired our client’s vision for the 1,136-square-foot space, located in downtown in the same building as Bend’s iconic Deschutes Brewery pub. He loved the industrial/modern style displayed in the movie’s Brooklyn, New York, set and asked Ascent’s to help him achieve a similar aesthetic.

Working closely with the owner and contractor, Ascent’s team kept two main points in mind: Making the best possible use of the space and finding a way to keep the space from getting too noisy when full of working people. With hard floors and an open ceiling, the latter presented a challenge. Ascent offered the solution of an acoustical panel ceiling cloud, which is made up of curved shapes that absorb sound. Additionally, Ascent added a small conference room to provide a more private work space when needed, and the logo to the entry wall to help brand the space. Then, to tie together the entire project, our team planned conference room windows that similar to the existing exterior storefront-style windows.

The final product, with furniture picked by owner, is an industrial modern space with pops of color, lots of natural light, and features that provide the best possible experience for working professionals.

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