Project Interiors’ Chicago Studio Fosters a Healthy Balance Between Work and Play

Project Interiors’ take on Frank Lloyd Wright’s philosophy of compress and release informs the intimate entry, where rattan swings offer creative brainstorming spots. Photography by Chris Bradley.

Hand-painted plywood flooring, an artificial grass–covered platform with a hammock, and dream catchers create a playful vibe in the upper-level resource library. Photography by Chris Bradley.

Rough-hewn wood flooring by Rode Bros. clads the stairway leading to the upper-level resource library, which features hand-painted plywood flooring and a 60-foot operable skylight with four sets of windows. Photography by Chris Bradley.

A collaboration between firm founder Aimee Wertepny, Bladon Conner of Giant Construction Group, and Amanda Morrison Creative, the staffers’ huts (i.e. offices) are housed behind undulating metal screens woven with cord and string. Photography by Chris Bradley.

Pendant lights designed by Aimee Wertepny and fabricated by Bladon Conner of Giant Construction Group—and with integral LEDs by Luminii—illuminate the kitchen’s black cabinetry and centimeter-thick granite countertops. The artwork is by Francine Turk. Photography by Chris Bradley.

In the command center, shredded leather adds an unexpected touch to the charred-oak cabinetry, which is styled with Maasai tribal jewelry and works by Chicago-based artists Cleveland Dean and Amanda Morrison. Photography by Chris Bradley.

Originally pink, blue, and hornet-filled, the vintage camper has been reimagined with gloss-lacquered wood flooring from Rode Bros., upholstered walls and ceilings, and banquette seating. Photography by Chris Bradley.

Bricks original to the building support the step leading into the rehabbed camper that now serves as a bar, lounge, conference room, “or whatever the day calls for,” Aimee Wertepny says. Photography by Chris Bradley.

Project Interiors' Chicago studio. Photography by Chris Bradley.

Project Interiors' Chicago studio. Photography by Chris Bradley.