GREAT HILLS PARTNERS
When Great Hills Partners, based in Boston, MA, was planning a new headquarters space overlooking the city, the design team at Gensler Boston knew they would need to provide an exclusive experience from the moment a client stepped out of the elevator. With two lobby spaces to fill, the design teams knew they would need something special and so they came to Fabbian to develop a completely custom solution for the spaces. The concept was to create a concealed and floating grid system composed of glass pendants.
CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL CLIENT
The huge New York City-based corporate headquarters of a 800,000sqf Confidential Financial Client with seventeen-floor interior fit-out with open and private offices, trading floors, a conference center, a dining floor, and an executive office floor saw the collaboration of the New York-based lighting design firm Kugler Ning with Gensler to merge architecture and light in a unique entity. The three distinct but overlapping phases included multiple floors accommodating 1,700 trading desks, non-trading floors, distribution and intermediate distribution frame rooms, amenities, and special and support areas. Kugler Ning selected the unique look of our D27 Faretti Series to illuminate multiple spaces: 150 precious crystal downlights were installed to convey the idea of brightness and clean design while adding a unique and homogeneous allure to the entire space. With either an integral LED, GU10, or MR16 light source, the crystal diffuser sparkles and shines with either the see-through or satin finish, or can be partially shaded with the front plate in stainless steel.
Both open and closed downlight options exist with closed variations rated for damp locations.
Design credit: Gensler NY
Lighting Design credit: Kugler Ning
Photography: Garrett Rowland
Condé Nast - One World Trade Center
After taking over a glossy new-build tower on 42nd Street in 2000, Condé Nast decided to move 14 years later—this time to one of the world’s most symbolic sites, One World Trade Center. The decision to move legendary properties like Vogue into the 1,776-feet-high totem signified another rebirth for the neighborhood after 9/11.
In a signature masterpiece of 1.3 million square feet spread over floors 20 to 44, Condé Nast’s headquarters celebrates the media company’s diverse brands while helping its transition to the digital era. A dramatic spiral staircase connects two amenity floors housing specialty functions — including a new digital studio, a café and reference library, test kitchens, salons, and changing spaces for fashion models — with a multifunctional conference center.
The comprehensive brand positioning and environmental graphics program unifies the Condé Nast identity within the public spaces while allowing each brand to express itself within its own workspace. On each floor, one main corridor features Condé Nast’s collective digital content, while others exhibit the individual brands housed there. Conference room walls and fashion closets are cloaked in vinyl reproductions of published photography by greats like Irving Penn.
A minimalist-chic palette of stark white, dark gray, and glossy black features the whole design concept, even in the 35th-floor cafeteria, where chefs prepare kale and quinoa lunches at freestanding food stations. Conceived as a marketplace, the seating is varied: enclaves of banquettes separated by smoked glass, café chairs around intimate four-tops, and communal tables topped with marble.
For its sleek and clean shape, D81 Crio has been chosen as stunning pendants where journalists and fashionistas have their lunch and meetings.
From now on, we can definitely say that The Devil designs with Crio!
Architects: Gensler New York
Photo credit: Garrett Rowland
The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
How does one of the world’s leading universities, known for its science and technology programs, stay relevant in the startup era? This is the question that Analogue Studio answered in collaboration with the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, MIT’s hub for entrepreneurship.