Spark Capital - Spring
Paul Warchol

Tropico Sphera
Task ChairsHerman Miller
Eames Shell chairs
TilesNemo Tile Company
Lounge ChairWalter Knoll
369 Armchair
Bathroom FaucetVOLA

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Spark Capital - Spring

Desai Chia Architecture 建築家 として

The first New York headquarters for Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm that specializes in internet and technology companies, was created as an incubator for nurturing dynamic ideas and group collaboration across diverse platforms. It was important to maintain a clean flow of space while offer visual screening for the partner work desks. 

photo_credit Paul Warchol
Paul Warchol

We conceived of the space as a rooftop garden environment in which to grow ideas.  The central open lounge area, anchored under an existing industrial skylight, serves as a gathering space for group brainstorming; a large motorized projection screen drops from the ceiling so Spark can introduce digital presentations at any point during a meeting. The lounge area is framed by a custom bleacher system that provides ample informal seating for group events.  The bleacher steps are moveable-- they can be rearranged for TED-type talks, cocktail parties, and company launch parties.

photo_credit Paul Warchol
Paul Warchol
photo_credit Paul Warchol
Paul Warchol

With Jeffrey Terrariums, we devised a design for hanging plants on the "garden wall" —the planters are a series of clear glass sacks that hold a variety of ferns and mosses. This new architectural landscape provides a planted edge along which the partners sit and move.  A modernist nod to the famed terraced gardens of Villa D'Este in Tivoli, this was a powerful contrast to a traditional corporate office design. We wanted to acknowledge the creativity behind Spark Capital and the companies they support. 

photo_credit Paul Warchol
Paul Warchol
photo_credit Paul Warchol
Paul Warchol


Architects: Desai Chia Architecture

Mechanical: Rodkin Cardinale Consulting Engineers 

Lighting: Christine Sciulli Light + Design 

AV/IT: Spectra Audio Visual Design 

Millwork: Desciencelab 

Plants: Jeffrey Terrariums 

Contractor: Giovannitti Inc. 

Code Consultant: William Vitacco Associates 

Photographer: Paul Warchol

photo_credit Paul Warchol
Paul Warchol

Materials Used:

Partition System: PK-30 Systems

Appliances: Fridge, GE
Dishwasher, Bosch

Plumbing: Sink, Julien
Faucet, Dornbracht Meta 02
Bathroom faucet, Vola
Toilet, Kohler
Bathroom sink, Hastings Normal 80

Tile: Penny round tile, Nemo Tile

Door Hardware: Lockset, Omnia

Hinges: Rajack

Interior lighting:  Pendant task light, Bartco, Vode, Litelab
Recessed downlight, Iris
Monopoint, Edison Price
Pendant, Foscarini Tropico Sphera, Toss B Hoop

Felt wall covering: Buffalo Felt Company

Acoustical ceiling panel: Armstrong

Terrarium planting: Jeffrey Terrariums

Interior furniture: Herman Miller Eames task chairs
Conference Tables, Geiger
Lounge Chairs, Walter Knoll
Carpet, Nanimarquina
Stools, Covey Design Studio