Interior Design has published a review of an award-winning confidential office project our team completed, as part of its 2018 Best of Year coverage. Located in the heart of Chicago, the workplace is designed to curate a sense of journey and discovery throughout, offering various degrees of inviting, light-filled settings to nurture meaningful relationships across an array of spaces spanning lounges, dining areas, a library, meeting rooms, work environments and a game room.
The space is filled with the client’s extensive collection of modern and Asian art that proves as critical to the design as any other feature. A 24-foot-high, two-story winter garden, with remarkable views overlooking the Chicago River, also helps define the space as a multi-dimensional feature to host meeting, events, exhibitions or relaxation.
Per Interior Design, the “office’s coup de théâtre is what’s called the Winter Garden, a 960 sf multipurpose space enclosed by 24-foot-high slats of hickory. Suspended 10 inches above the floor, the slats are configured vertically, an in two offset rows, to manipulate light and shadow. Inside, a 12-foot-high collision of swirling bamboo by sculptor Ueno Masao hovers above a custom conference table – its top lacquered a deep Japanese red.