Friday, 26 September 2008

Monkey business

A few weeks ago I visited production company Monkey Films on business, and thought their new offices were so lovely, I'd return to take pics to share with the readers of this blog.

Entering the offices means walking through the Gallery, where a pretty top-notch art collection hangs, heavy with work by big hitters like Brett Murray and Paul Edmunds...

...and this gloriously lush Lisa Brice portrait of the Monkey Films gang, Clare van Zyl and Aurelia Driver!
Just off the Gallery is what's known as the Director's Playroom, where things hot up in the filming season.

I love the beautiful 50's style table legs that turn up all over the offices, dreamed up by Clare alongside furniture maker Paul Chames.

The main workspace is quiet now, but a hive of activity when Season comes around. Although how people get anything done with those killer views of Table Mountain is anyone's guess.

Off this workspace is the kitchen, and a clue as to what kind of business I was doing at Monkey Films in the first place.

In the main office is where Aurelia and Clare organise gobsmacking movie miracles. Having to find, say, wolves and owls for Jamiroquai's video, or getting an orchestra to play knee deep in tropical ocean waves for British Airways is all in a day's work for these gals (see some of their recent work here).

Thanks for the tour, Monkey Films!

1 comment:

Room Envy said...

The white lamps above the long table look fab. Perhaps a bit much for the home but for an office?? That way your meetings will never be dull!