Located on the 32nd floor of a Midtown Manhattan office building, the new 14,000 sf David Donahue Showroom features an abundance of natural light and panoramic views. Responding to the client’s wishes for an open office environment while maintaining the ability to discreetly separate buyers during Market Week, we created individual showrooms with custom wood clothing display units, which float between glass walls. Along the corridor, we employed continuous glass walls and sliding glass doors to allow light to penetrate deep into the showroom.
The reception area merges with the lounge area by collapsing a 16-foot-long series of glass doors, creating one large gathering area during buyer’s week. The designers’ work space is anchored by a 24-foot-long table, typically filled with sketches and fabrics, which runs parallel to a continuous stretch of East-facing windows. All sensitive spaces have motorized solar-veil window shades, allowing users to adjust the level of natural light let in to meet their preferences.
Photography by Joan Tsen