New York, NY
Workwell Partners assisted Van Eck in furnishing the firm’s relocated office space to match their updated needs. An emphasis was placed on the front of house and visitor experience to help express the investment management firm’s unique brand. Starting at the elevator lobby, a herringbone-patterned floor travels throughout the reception and into a variety of meeting spaces, which include the boardroom, three conference rooms, a closed lounge, and an open “getaway” seating space.
Inspiration was taken from Dutch design and can be seen in the furniture and finishes throughout the space. Evidenced by the two-story feature wood wall, which is shared between the reception, boardroom, interconnecting stair, and conference room, and the playful addition of a “porcelain tile” area rug insert in the café, careful attention was paid by TPG and the client to make sure that the details reflect Van Eck’s sense of style, home, and comfort. This idea of comfort was continued into the open work area and in the variety and types of meeting rooms available. Lounges, phone rooms, standing height space, and conventional conference rooms, along with the private offices, flank the core of the building – leaving the perimeter open to the bench workstations. Designed for flexibility, these stations have the ability to convert from higher 54” divider panels designated for privacy to lower 42” panels for the open benching environment Van Eck’s traders prefer. However, as Van Eck grows in the next 10 years, their new space will support their business while continuing to reflect their unique culture and brand.
Select Products Featured:
- Haworth Workstations
- Haworth, “Masters” Private Offices
- Allermuir, “Octo” Modular Lounge Seating
- Davis, “Prime” Chairs
Photo Credit: © Limor Garfinkle
Architect Credit: TPG Architecture