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Rasmus Michau welcomed us to his co-working space where art is essential to creating a productive environment

The recipe for success? Work, determination and, when possible, inspiring surroundings! Our interview this week took us to see Rasmus Michau, who has successfully embraced these values and applied them to a workplace: The Bureau. There are 3 locations scattered across the capital which offer companies the same services as a hotel. Renting offices with The Bureau allows you to benefit from a concierge service, gym, bar/restaurant, numerous events and above all an impeccable setting, where works of art hang beside furniture from The Socialite Family. We asked the co-founder, himself an art and design enthusiast, a few questions, and he opened the doors to his creative workplace: welcome to The Bureau, Cours Albert 1er Paris 8th arrondissement.

What is your latest artistic discovery?

Balder Olrik. A Danish artist/photographer who has exhibited some of his works at The Bureau. I liked them so much, we bought them all….

Which work of art would you have liked to make?

I would never claim to be able to replace an artist's talent. That being said, working with Christo to wrap the world's most beautiful monuments would have been fun. Or otherwise, to swap places with Sophie Calle and drink champagne in a bed perched at the top of the Eiffel Tower, with the public reading me poems, like she did for the first Nuit Blanche…

What is your favourite museum/foundation?

The Centre Pompidou, both for its architecture and its collection and programmes.

What works can we admire at your house?

My tastes are quite varied. I have collected works by Hiroshi Sugimoto and Hans Hartung as well as those of John Giorno and Shepard Fairy. My favourite is Art History which Vuk Vidor dedicated and gave to me for my birthday.

Is there an artist that you would like to exhibit at The Bureau?

If I had the budget for it, I think a collection of Edward Ruscha would work very well there.


Their favourite artworks

Christo, Wrapped Barcelona fontain, Drawing

Christo

Wrapped Barcelona fontain, 2009
22 x 28 inch
Drawing

$9,025

Hans Hartung, Farandole 7, Print

Hans Hartung

Farandole 7, 1971
19.3 x 29.1 inch
Print

$1,692

Vuk Vidor, French Art History (A), Print

Vuk Vidor

French Art History (A), 2016
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$451

Our recommendations Vuk Vidor, French Art History (B), Print

Vuk Vidor

French Art History (B), 2016
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$451

Vuk Vidor, French Art History (C), Print

Vuk Vidor

French Art History (C), 2016
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Print

$451

Our recommendations Sophie Calle, Chambre avec vue Fr, Print

Sophie Calle

Chambre avec vue Fr, 2013
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$406

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Rise Above Rebel, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Rise Above Rebel, 2011
24 x 18.1 inch
Print

Sold out

Shepard Fairey (Obey), P.O.P WAVE (Blue) Shepard Fairey X Craig Stecyk III, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

P.O.P WAVE (Blue) Shepard Fairey X Craig Stecyk III, 2016
18.1 x 24 inch
Print

$564

Shepard Fairey (Obey), Obey Holiday, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

Obey Holiday, 2016
24 x 18.1 inch
Print

$903

Shepard Fairey (Obey), C'mon Everybody, Print

Shepard Fairey (Obey)

C'mon Everybody, 2013
12 x 12 x 0.4 inch
Print

Sold out

Our recommendations Hans Hartung, Farandole 8, Print

Hans Hartung

Farandole 8, 1971
22 x 34.3 inch
Print

$1,918

Hans Hartung, L-40_1973, Print

Hans Hartung

L-40_1973, 1973
40.6 x 28.7 inch
Print

$3,159

Hans Hartung, Farandole, Print

Hans Hartung

Farandole, 1971
22 x 34.3 inch
Print

$1,692

Our recommendations David Hockney, Yves Marie, Print

David Hockney

Yves Marie, 1974
30 x 22 inch
Print

$12,000

David Hockney, Homage to Michelangelo, Print

David Hockney

Homage to Michelangelo, 1975
23 x 31 inch
Print

$12,500

David Hockney, Apple, Grapes, Lemon on a Table, Print

David Hockney

Apple, Grapes, Lemon on a Table, 1989
19 x 25.5 x 1 inch
Print

$125