IBM’s NYC space balanced public and private working styles. In the large public work area, a multi-floor egress stair created constant foot traffic in the space. I designed a chain curtain system that distinguished the central structure from adjacent workstations. To balance the large neutral open space, I worked with the project interior designer to develop “quiet car” rooms. These private areas provided a space for focused work or relaxation. Each room received a unique monochrome color palette, which was applied to the walls, seating and floor surfaces.
Design: Luther Young & Monica Rivas
Completion: May 2019