Eye Gotcha

Jetsons meet the 21st Century

This very popular Castro optometry office occupies a former garage and contains a retail floor, a pre-test area, lab, two exam rooms, private office and break area area in a very compact 1076 SF. The office was expanded with a 10’ addition to the rear, while the interior was remodeled in conjunction with a new brand identity update.

Inspired by our client’s quirky personality and desire to have a work space that was playful and futuristic, yet professional, we used Googie imagery with mid-century references to create a dynamic and fun space. From the street, a long display wall containing a random pattern of frame niches and storage, draws the patrons in, encouraging browsing of the entire collection of frames before ending at the receptionist/greeter counter.

Three custom, boom-a-rang tables allow for efficient dispensing, while a groovy waiting room and pre-test area give a lounge vibe to a low-ceilinged area of the space; a demising wall punctured with random circles provides levity and lightness.

Futurist, custom-display eyeballs float in the main window, catching the eyes of passersby and creating an arresting display. Composed of CNC milled acrylic and hand-built in our studio, their design is a continuation of our exploration started with the Dining Womb.