Carlson Capital relocated their New York offices in November 2017 to the Seagram Building originally designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The design team’s solution for the 1718 sqm work environment conveys adherence to the original intent of quality. Using functional and elegant materials, the design team created a contrast of light and dark tones that convey a warm sense of hospitality to clients and guests.
With a historically designed and protected luminous panel design at the perimeter of the floor, the design concept celebrates this ceiling element by continuing to diffuse light evenly into the workspace. The dark wood of the core cladding serves as an anchor to the space and dramatic lighting accentuates the reception and amenity area which contrast with the brightly illuminated office areas. A custom designed metal filigree is grazed by light, highlighting the cut metal edges. This functional work of art separates and provides privacy between the reception area and the main conference room.
Emphasizing the firm’s high regard for its talent, the work environment is intentionally open yet acoustically tuned with height adjustable workspaces. All work areas are located with direct access to daylight and are organized to provide the functional adjacencies the firm needs for efficiency.
The amenity area is far from ordinary, anchored by a custom wall sculpture piece by Pamela Sunday and custom high table fabricated in Mexico. It serves as an oasis of beauty and employee well-being while providing lunch and beverages every day.
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