Grip Limited, Toronto
Deborah Wilk -- Interior Design, 12/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Champagne results on a beer budget—that's what Johnson Chou concocted for this advertising agency, known for TV spots pitching Labatt Blue. Conferences convene in the "fridge," a formal boardroom clad in stainless steel and equipped with a vintage refrigerator handle on the door. Staffers brainstorm in the "hot tub," a meeting area consisting of a circular orange banquette sunk in a white-tiled enclosure; in the center is a cooler big enough for three six-packs. Better make that a soft drink if you're planning to try out the fire pole and slide that Chou installed for instant access between the top two floors of the 21,500-square-foot office.
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