This post was authored by Alexis Zimberg.Photos by Christopher Damico.
Greektown's historic Cornice and Slate Company Building (home to MetroTimes) recently gained a new tenant. Paxahau, the producers of the internationally-renowned Detroit Electronic Music Festival (which you may also know as "Movement"), moved into the 2,200 square foot unit on the third floor of the 115-year-old building. Architect Harry J. Rill's highly ornamented construction (with its galvanized steel facade) joined the National Register of Historic Places and the list of Michigan State Historic Sites in 1974.
While retaining the building's beaux-arts charm that once earned it a spot on ModelD Media's list of the Top 10 Buildings in Detroit, Paxahau teamed up with Patrick Thompson Design to update the office interior. The nostalgic, multi-wall, floor-to-ceiling Capital Park installation lining the entryway reflects upon Paxahau's iconic neighborhood of origin. No less impressive is the wooded Northern Michigan scene that wraps around the "brainstorming backyard in the city." Among the cozy space's sideline lounge chairs, giant rock ottoman, and floating bonfire chandelier, Paxahau's collaborative and creative potential is palpable.
· Patrick Thompson Design [Official]
Top Ten Buildings in Detroit [Model D]
· Paxahau Comes Back Home with New Downtown Office Space [Model D]