After over twenty years at the helm of Major League Baseball, Allan “Bud” Selig transitioned to Commissioner Emeritus and relocated his office to 833 East Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Not one for a quiet retirement, the Commissioner is as busy as ever and needed a new home base for his consulting, business and teaching work. The process of moving offices presented Mr. Selig and our design team with the opportunity to curate his impressive memorabilia collection and display it in his new lobby.
We worked with the Commissioner and his staff to document over 700 unique notes, artifacts and memorabilia from his lifetime in baseball. We organized the content into the following five categories:
This organizational strategy made storytelling easy, whether the space is experienced without a guide or narrated by the Commissioner himself. The overarching approach to the design was a warm aesthetic of neutral colors and deep tone woods, and an understated exhibition of artifacts in simple displays and original framing. To balance the composition, inspirational quotes from Mr. Selig’s favorite players are woven into the wallscape.