Haven Life Insurance
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Haven Life Insurance

Sean Carlson Perry as Architects

Description of the space: 

Was a complete gut renovation, the aesthetic was to be fun start-up but not too bubble gum.  There are refined and modern clean lined elements, industrial elements with hints to Scandinavian inspired design + echoes of color.  Two floor space with beautiful Manhattan views as well as overlooking Madisoin Square Park.  Standing tables at perimeter allow staff to perch or stand and work with views of madisonsquare park. 


The design approach schematically/programmatically was about massing/creating volumes that appear to be naturally occuring or an extension of the building shell/core, this creates an open workspace feel natural,  distribution of symmetrical and asymmetrical movements balance the space and create heirarchy of space/elements of interest.


Playful yet refined/mature (or something to the effect of that) Kit of parts, Pallet of white oak, raw steel, blackened metals, concrete, rich charcoals, reds, purple and chartreuse – and of course plants “the essential Greens” – I look at plant presence/volumes/locations early in the schematic phase – they are just as important as finishes/architecture/lighting – they are a just as important as any other finish selection.


A variety of lighting types and landing areas hint towards circulation and delineate space


Specialized Design Elements:

Custom designed cinder block base conference table with ¼” steel plates and red steel straps. Robust  - Fully custom 2” thick oak workstations on steel beam legs, custom oak islands, concrete walls, lighting installations at entry Game area with pac man and foosball, transformable war room/flexible furniture, meeting lounges rather that standard conference tables everywhere.  Hidden conference room (the one with wood walls) has seamless door at exterior.  Massive strung up red corded silver capped lighting installation at entry leading you up the stairs to the PH level and vice versaq.

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