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Located adjacent to Union Square, 215 Park Avenue South houses the new location for the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions’ Manhattan office. “A small office with big ambition”, that is what we were going for. We designed a component of high and low angled walls which incorporate a Vitra high back seat for two. It also houses the staple of the Dutch landscape; a real-size black cow. Upon entering the office, the wall guides the visitor into the mostly open office space. Private and semiprivate Vitra desks are then located within these wall surfaces.

Dutch design is featured everywhere; carpets, meeting tables and chairs from Moooi and amazing Dutch photographs are combined with Vitra office furniture and a wooden shoe collection. These items reinforce the architecture becoming integrated in and around the angled wall surfaces. This is seen clearly in the low green wall by the entry which becomes a platform to both elevate and display the Moooi horse lamp while also creating a niche for a seating unit.

Credits

Year: Completed 2010
Location: Park Avenue South, NYC
Client: Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions
Project Type: Office Renovation
Size: 1500 sq ft
Design Team: Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA | Project Leader: David Barr
Consultants: Mechanical Engineering: Stanislav Slutsky Engineers
Photography: Archi-Tectonics
Architect of Record: Randall Collins, Architect
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