Walking into Martin Venezky’s studio was akin to entering Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Every detail was overwhelmingly lush and full of life. I wanted to rifle through all of the printed ephemera and ogle his arrangement of figurines and objects, but good taste and manners obstructed my childlike glee. Those familiar with Martin’s work won’t be surprised to learn that his office is as visually alive and beautiful as his designs. Many studios I’ve visited tend to prefer work spaces with a clean, modernist aesthetic—portraying seriousness, efficiency and whatever leftover baggage one might nostalgically assign to that era.