moving the outskirts of seoul, studio starsis’ latest office space is located in the THIRD POSITION CAFE building where it has worked on a project for three months in 2014. ever since, the team of designers has grown attached to the place and decided to transform the first and fourth floors into their personal working environment.
the team at starsis decided to remodel both floors using metal and wood materials, as cost-effective and basic elements for reworking the spaces. although these materials are essential to maximizing the areas, they both lose their initial appearance as they are covered up or rid of during the remodeling process. therefore, the designers made sure to preserve their original quality all throughout. in the beginning, the studio was confident that it could easily redesign the place, however regretting shortly after finding out how much of a toil it was. ultimately, starsis started to buy the necessary raw materials.
‘concurrently, we visited a carpenter to practice assembling the furniture. at that point, we were done with all the basic preparations. we were filled with confidence once again that we could successfully carry on this task of remodeling, but had a feeling again things were not going to be easy; all the tasks had to be done purely with our hands,’ explains the team.