The challenge became one of manipulation. Is it possible to create comfort in an otherwise uncomfortable space? - and with such a limited palette, can we then organize the process and aid in the growth of this designer, as he takes the next step in his career? During this project we were presented with a number of initial questions. One, quite simply, how can we create an environment in which our client can sit, relaxed and design his next product? and two: How can we bring natural light, or the illusion of such light, into a basement space with no windows?