Bloomberg is an international business news and financial organisation. Their offices are based at Finsbury Square in London. Jump Studios were commissioned by Bloomberg to create an installation as part of their ongoing arts program. They were given a space spanding three floors, the brief was open with the only caveat being that the design must be useful and accessible to staff. Thus, Jump Studios designed this funky three part broken down tree that appears to rise through the floors. The installation is not just aesthetic, it forms meeting and social spaces for all staff to utilise.
The trunk acts as a private nook or enclosure, the branches form a thicket with integral benches, and the canopy is made up of more informal soft-foam parts for lounging. The idea was born out of a desire to temper Bloomberg’s massively technological and frenetic environment of TV screens, monitors and audio broadcasts.