Forget what you know about “typical” multifamily residences. Nestled among the headquarters of tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, and LinkedIn, The Landsby is a sprawling four-building multifamily campus in Mountain View, CA. With more tech companies setting up shop in the region daily, the city of Mountain View expects to complete 15,000 housing units over the next eight years to support its growing population and industries. Like the problem-solving techniques employed by its neighborhood tech moguls, The Landsby embodies a unique and outside-the-box approach to the design of its interiors.
The creatives behind this unique approach to interior design, the Jules Wilson Design Studio, skillfully crafted what are essentially mini-neighborhoods within the four buildings. Like communities consisting of different cultures and districts, JWDS designed The Landsby as four discrete localities that would offer tech creatives an array of independent living environments befitting their specific needs, all within the same complex. The interior decor styles featured in the urban campus include “warehouse lofts,” “modern green,” “wild at heart,” and “metro hotel,” ensuring that prospective residents can find a space that works best for them and their individual style.
When the Saatchi Art team was enlisted to curate the art collection for The Landsby, they knew they needed to tailor each piece to accentuate and support the complex’s overall theme. Selecting art that resonates with the residents at home in each building’s distinctive atmosphere is essential to the cohesiveness of each style represented on the urban campus. With the world’s largest selection of artworks from emerging artists around the globe at their disposal, Saatchi Art curators were well-positioned to discover and work with artists that would speak compellingly to each sensibility.
Saatchi Art curators commissioned some of the online gallery’s bestselling artists to create custom works that would embody the intention behind JWDS’s vision for The Landsby. US-based artist Kal Mansur created an installation piece for a public area based on the environmental phenomenon of glacial erratics—boulders left behind by melting glaciers. To produce the unique installation work, Kal poured pigmented epoxy into molds to form various components to create a single, dimensional object.
Other notable Saatchi Art artists in The Landsby’s collection include Maurice Sapiro, Rowan Daly, Maya Land, Martta Garcia, and Deborah Stevenson, whose custom prints fill the communal and private living areas of each building in the quadruplex.
Saatchi Art muralist Darin Balaban produced murals onsite for the campus’ corporate and business areas, generating monumentally-sized creations like the work above to fill large expanses of open wall space. To see more Saatchi Art artists used in the curation of The Landsby and some inspired by the interior designs of JWDS, browse this collection of works curated by Saatchi Art Hospitality Art Advisor Connie Kim.