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.

↑ ITEM IDEM'S TIKI DAZZLE [Facade], © 2014 Cyril Duval

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Performance Pieces - but are they Art?

October 14, 2014

In prevision of Frieze a nice article in the London Evening Standard on Performance Art featuring the work of our friend and collaborator Item Idem and its remarkable Shanzhai Biennal!

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Ted Talk of Today: Geoffrey West

October 6, 2014

Always amazing inspirations to be found on TED.

We are looking forward to the TEDxNewYork talks on November 1st in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In the meantime we want to share some of the talks we try to watch regularly to stay inspired…

We saw Geoffrey West speak at the Feast conference a couple of years ago… but his insights and talks are timeless, mind boggeling and so important to listen to… Check out below his talk about the “The surprising math of cities and corporations”

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