Google Cultural Institute of Paris
Area of Service
Experience Master Planning
Furniture and Fixture Selection
For Google’s Cultural Institute of Paris, we were tasked with creating a physical space for the institute’s exclusively online projects, tools, and experiences. Google brings the world to you and takes you to the world. Thus it was our mission to afford storytelling that contextualized and illuminated global cultural heritage.
The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online, allowing visitors to access the world’s cultural artifact in ways that are physically impossible. Thus we needed to create something that would support this online preservation, within a physical space. In order to translate the digital into the physical, it was important that we understood the future of cultural institutions and Google.
We designed interventions that showcased the Google archive in an immersive and interactive way. Various spaces and design elements were created, providing individuals with multiple ways to view the archive. Integrating multiple interactive features allowed guests to access and experience world history from the 20th century to the present.