A creative bureau producing

cultural content for unusual people,

organizations, and institutions.

New York City



What makes artists and entrepreneurs so similar?

They are both humanists, innovators, interdisciplinary thinkers, passionate about their craft and knowledge. Both tell great stories, work best under constraints and are usually “initially wrong” to end up “ultimately right”.

At the crossover of these two worlds stands Studio 55.

We are a creative bureau who conceives, analyses, initiates, consults, coaches, curates and connects.

Whatever we do, we try not to forget John Howkins’ rules for entrepreneurs in the creative economy: Have fun, learn endlessly, be kind and ambitious, treat the virtual as real, admire success openly, be nomadic and (re)invent yourself!


Moving in the fields of visual arts, fashion and design, we work for brands, cultural and educational institutions, individual artists, and creative entrepreneurs.

By conceiving and providing strategy and business guidance to these visionaries, we help them to better unfold and sustain their creative ventures.

By producing original creative content and building bridges between people, organizations and institutions, we help to tell stories, promote unorthodox perspectives, challenge the obvious, and foster divergent thinking and solutions.



PLAY ground presents our current most favorite pastimes. Art, video, animation, new media and simply amazing projects are featured as plain visual stimulus.

Find more details and background info about our PLAYERS in the NEWS feed.

↑ Recent Paintings by Sam Fryer, ©Sam Fryer 2015

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How are pencils made?

January 12, 2017

A delightful photographic report on (one of) the last pencil factories in the states, right across the river in the New Jersey. Read the whole story here

Photography by the talented Christopher Payne.

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December 21, 2017

We are proud of our friend #GiovanniReda, webby award winner of the Brian Anderson Coming out documentary who seems to become the truth seeker in skateboarding. His new video Nora is yet another documentary breaking the norm and featuring one of the raddest skaters out there - and yes, she is a lady….

It’s about time skateboarding openly addresses the backwardness and gender inequality in the sport and act against this. Girls rip, and if you let them in, they rule… We all know skating has not been an open community or industry for girls who wanted to be taken seriously ….

Kudos to Giovanni Reda for taking on yet another serious and narrow-minded angle of skateboarding. Break limitations and open up minds. Go Reda. Can’t wait what you are up to next … ✨ 💙✌🏼💙 ✨

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