Syn Recording StudioView text
Newson’s close friend Nick Wood, a Tokyo-based English composer and music producer, commissioned him to create the interior of his recording studio, Syn (an acronym for Nick and his partners, Simon and Yasmin Le Bon). The two had long spoken about doing a project together, and Wood’s decision to found his own studio in Tokyo provided the perfect opportunity.
“When I design interiors, I think of them as great fantasy environments I’d like to be in. With a recording studio the technology sets the parameters, and you take it from there.”
Undulating Orgone shapes adorned the laser-cut brushed aluminum floors in the reception rooms, injection-molded polyurethane tiles, covered in luminescent green flocking, lined the walls in the live room. The recording room’s floors were resin, to withstand all the equipment that was dragged in and out, while the floor in the control room was made of laser-cut oak hexagons, similar to the floor of the Coast restaurant.