When I think of an economics department, I think of statistics and computational methods and supply, demand, Bollinger bands (whatever they are) and that sort of thing. These elements are often paired with blackboards, percentage signs, and equations. However, I never would have conjured up images of Ross Lovegrove’s Supernatural Chair, or any sort of aesthetically pleasing symbol for that matter. But an article from Metropolis  changed that perception! Check out the work of Dutch design firm Tjep and their overhaul of the economics department of the vocational training school ROC, in the Netherlands. I personally find too much yellow to be a bit irritating, but it’s such a great contrast with the conventional connotations we have of economics!

Conference room (equipped with Supernatural Chairs) the makes reference to the industrial revolution.

Close-up of conference room

Reception desk that makes reference to logistics

Floor decals