Working nomads and dynamic businesses fill the buzzling co-working space Fellow, located in the harbour of the Danish city Aarhus. We were asked to infuse the space with art, in order to create an even more inspiring and stimulating working environment for their community. We are proud to have created 10+ custom art pieces and curated more than 60+ unique pieces for the project.

With top-of-the-class furniture and decorations, the 2000 m2 large office landscape has a modern and sophisticated atmosphere. Details in raw concrete and recurring features of brick, oak tree, brass, natural stone and warm textiles give you a nordic style with a touch of Hamburg, Amsterdam and Paris.

For the Fellow logo we asked artist Ruth Crone Foster to create a 3D artwork For the Fellow logo we asked artist Ruth Crone Foster to create a 3D artwork

Entering the space, we commissioned a custom made artistic interpretation of the workspace’s trademark logo. Without distorting the identity of the brand, the artist Ruth Crone Foster created a 3D artwork that matches both the colour and style that characterizes the workspace.

For the Fellow logo we asked artist Ruth Crone Foster to create a 3D artwork For the Fellow logo we asked artist Ruth Crone Foster to create a 3D artwork

Studying the piece more closely one can see that an array of smaller shapes are puzzled together to create a coherent whole. The work draws parallels to the entropy of a co-working environment, where the individuals in the space make up a coherent whole - albeit with varying shapes of work and frequencies.

Here you see two artworks by the young art talent Mads Kristensen Here you see two artworks by the young art talent Mads Kristensen

In the lobby of the workspace, we mounted two abstract works made by the young artistic talent Mads Kristensen. We wanted to ensure the best possible first impression of the Fellow Workspace, and these two monochrome artworks succeed in galvanizing an appealing welcome. The work’s eccentric shapes capture the visitor, without intruding on the overall atmosphere and colour-palette of the surroundings.

Works from the same series are mounted in one of the rooms dedicated to phone conferences. Here, the abstract shapes offer an opportunity to stimulate your mind while on long phone calls.

Artwork by Mads Kristensen Artwork by Mads Kristensen

We love pairing great art with great design and interior. Placing this visually striking piece next to one of the neatly designed soundproof booths, made by ROOM, we were able to create a unique aesthetic synergy.

Another artwork by Mads Kristensen, but this time in a more experimental style. We love the chaotic line with a few hidden graffiti references. Another artwork by Mads Kristensen, but this time in a more experimental style. We love the chaotic line with a few hidden graffiti references.

We placed the final artwork made by artist Mads Kristensen above one of the working stations. This piece invites hard working members of Fellow to look up from their desk. With a playful and experimental style, the work encourages the beholder to follow the brushstrokes and find themselves stimulated by the creative energy infused in the piece.

Salon style mix wall - Mixed media, both original pieces and limited edition prints. Salon style mix wall - Mixed media, both original pieces and limited edition prints.

Salon style mix wall - Mixed media, both original pieces and limited edition prints. Salon style mix wall - Mixed media, both original pieces and limited edition prints.

In the bigger open working space, a salon style art-wall with several pieces provides the space with a deep well of inspiration - a vital resource for long days at the office. We curated the selection of artworks to include a variety of mediums, and used both commissioned original works and ready-to-hang pieces in limited edition to create the final display.

Salon style mix wall - Mixed media, both original pieces and limited edition prints. Salon style mix wall - Mixed media, both original pieces and limited edition prints.

Zooming in, we here see a delicate ceramics piece hanging next to a miniature canvas depicting a dramatic natural landscape. The art wall creates a great look from afar, as well as providing a rich experience when studying the separate artworks more closely.

These two unique artworks by artist Amalie Kvistgaard were made specifically for Fellow. These two unique artworks by artist Amalie Kvistgaard were made specifically for Fellow.

In one of the lounge-rooms, we wanted to incorporate a subtle splash of colour and commissioned these two acquarella works specifically for the project. The artist Amalie Kvistgaard created two modern, yet uplifting, flower bouquets in colours that seamlessly add to the atmosphere of the remaining space.

Phuc van Dang - a large piece measuring 150x150cm. The artwork was created at an event in Copenhagen. The plan is to have Phuc continue the painting onto the wall at the official opening of the space. Phuc van Dang - a large piece measuring 150x150cm. The artwork was created at an event in Copenhagen. The plan is to have Phuc continue the painting onto the wall at the official opening of the space.

Next to a social and open working station, we mounted an original work by artist Phuc Van Dang, made in his signature black and white figurative abstractions. When Fellow is finally able to celebrate their grand opening, Phuc Van Dang will extend the painting onto the wall as part of the celebration. This large work, measuring 150 x 150 cm, was created at one of our earlier events, held in Copenhagen.

Phuc van Dang painting at the live event. Phuc van Dang painting at the live event.

On a bright summer day, artist Phuc Van Dang was present for a live-painting session where he drew on the surrounding energy as inspiration. We believe that the warm and vibrant energy infused in the work will be the perfect addition to this working area.

Relief made by artist Ruth Crone Foster. The material is acoustic panels, so not only does it look great, it also helps with the acoustics of the room. Relief made by artist Ruth Crone Foster. The material is acoustic panels, so not only does it look great, it also helps with the acoustics of the room.

In one of the enclosed meeting spaces, we wanted to include an artwork with a modern, yet subtle, quality. This relief, again by artist Ruth Crone Foster, is a rustic piece in several layers of geometric shapes. Amazingly, the layers of the artwork is made up of noise-reducing material, entailing that it not only looks incredibly good, but also helps to improve the meeting room’s acoustics.

Live free or die Live free or die

Moving on through the corridor of the Fellow working space, a neat sign with an energizing quote will uplift the people passing by.

Another piece by Ruth Crone Foster - this time in a more contemporary look. Another piece by Ruth Crone Foster - this time in a more contemporary look.

In another corridor, we mounted an additional work made by artist Ruth Crone Foster. The rouge colours provide a contrast to the raw concrete wall and create a playful and contemporary look.

For the Fellow logo we asked artist Ruth Crone Foster to create a 3D artwork For the Fellow logo we asked artist Ruth Crone Foster to create a 3D artwork

For the Fellow logo we asked artist Ruth Crone Foster to create a 3D artwork For the Fellow logo we asked artist Ruth Crone Foster to create a 3D artwork

Finally, we created yet another deconstruction of the Fellow logo. This shows how one of the most vital aspects of our projects is relating art to companies’ identities. In this case, the core objective of Fellow is to create a home which inspires residents, regardless if they are independent consultants or freelancers; if they are building start-ups or running booming scale-ups. This creative ethos permeated all our curatorial decisions and opened up for the opportunity of letting several artists animate the space with art.

A myriad of art books helps set the right tone. A myriad of art books helps set the right tone.

“We wanted to create a co-working space that embodies our mantra “Let’s kill the ordinary office!” by decorating the 2000 m2 in a way the alludes to and urban luxury hotel in a european metropolitan, rather than a steril and stereotypical office. We have tried to create a house where one is inspired by the beautiful details while having the peace and quiet to develop ones business, while we handle all the practical. The canvas of premium materials, jazzy lounge music, and a location 50 meters from the ocean creates a feeling of self-indulgence that offers an extra drive to work.”

- Ulf Monrad Gaardsted, CEO Companyons


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