March 18, 2014           view all news

Tour Fifty Three's Awe-Inspiring NYC Office Filled with Reclaimed Material Accents_


Fifty Three turned to Laura Gonzalez Fierro of +ADD to ask for a space with what CEO of FiftyThree, Inc Georg Petschnigg, described as, "honest materials and understated confidence." The design team's combination of reclaimed wood, rich walnut cabinetry, black steel, glass, stained concrete floors, and cleanly painted white walls and ceilings really gives the space a modern elegance that is also comfortable. This space destroys the stereotypical images of cubicles and T-bar ceiling offices stacked 50-high to the sky which have given office culture a bad name for many years. Fifty Three's headquarters feels open, airy, and collaborative at the first turn. Even the energy-efficient fluorescent task lighting disappears high above the desks, as the human eye finds everything else to be engaging and beautiful.