MKDA has designed 23,400 square feet of prebuilt suites across three floors at Vanbarton Group’s 292 Madison Avenue. Vanbarton was committed to creating modern open work environments that reveal the Art Deco building’s historic character. As a result, the spaces were thoughtfully designed to balance the modernity of a trophy-level building with New York’s rich architectural history in order to appeal to a wide range of users.
Elevators open to glass doors with a vast amount of open space capable of hosting 60-65 people per suite. The 10th floor reception area, in particular, is furnished with simple couches and chairs allowing the space to be flexible. Conference rooms are included with glass walls and multiple surrounding windows reinforcing the transparent theme and emphasis on natural light. The industrial tone is carried into the central cafe with Caesarstone marble backsplash panels, black cabinets, ribbed glass cabinet doors, shelving, a white marble island and built-in appliances.
“We wanted to mix that old with the new, showcasing the property’s exposed brick and beautiful steel columns, while also further infusing the building with modern technology. That combination is attractive to today’s tenants and MKDA delivered this concept with excellent precision.” – Jeremy Sedrish, Senior Vice President, Vanbarton Group
The design concept for the loft-like prebuilt suites was to embrace the old and new with a complete modernization of the space while revealing some of the building’s historical bones, such as brick walls, concrete floors, exposed ceilings, and black painted interlocked steel columns. Marble, monolithic panels and contrasting black cabinets highlight the existing industrial elements, Black office front mullions nicely frame and anchor these aspects as well.