Squarespace’s new headquarters are located in the former printing-district in New York’s West Village in the 12-story 1927 Maltz Building. The project architecture firm, A+I took a hospitality approach to the redesign of the Squarespace offices. From the street, passersby’s can visibly see into the layed back offices somewhat mimicking the likes of a hotel lobby. Apparently, A+I took inspiration from Roman+Williams design of the lobby located at Manhattan’s Ace Hotel. Squarespace is a continually fast growing tech web platform company that wanted a strong brand identity when it came to its design. The interior is of a minimal color off-white paint, concrete floors and ebonized wood paneling. Founder and CEO Anthony Casalena says “The brand identity is very black-and-white but you’ll never see a hard black or a hard white- we varied the materials to get lots of texture. I’ve come to understand the power of design. When it comes to brand identity, if it looks clean and smooth, it has a lot more credibility.” I would absolutely love to work in a free flowing, open, modern space such as this one.
Exterior- Maltz Building with a view of the HQ lobby
Exterior- Maltz Building
The lobby of the Manhattan Ace Hotel- designed by Roman + Williams
I feel like the entire nation is a fan of Nate Berkus’s work. His husband Jeremiah Brent is also a very talented decorator put the two together and you can rest assure their place in NYC is a show stopper. Though I think they just recently sold it. Black and gold is my favorite color combination and that kitchen just does it for me…IN LOVE. They have beautiful chevron wood floors, a complimenting neutral palette throughout and the carrera marble in the bathroom!!! Bonus…they make a beautiful family.
Marigay McKee is a successful woman that has recently (2013) transplanted from England to Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She worked 15 years at Harrods working her way up from beauty buyer to chief merchant and made the move to NYC to be Saks Fifth Avenue’s President. Since her arrival to the states, she has left her post with Saks and has opened her own firm, MM Luxe Consulting.
McKee’s NYC home is as marvelous as her career. It’s a 9,000 square-foot-townhouse built in 1884 by architects Douglas and John Jardine. It was decorated by Nicole Freezer Rubens.
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