Vanguard Properties, the San Francisco-based real estate giant, knows a good building when they see it. With the help of Charles de Lisle architects they transformed this century-old bank into a modern headquarters that offers closet space for each employee, a 12-foot entryway steel desk, and converted the original bank vault into the coolest - and safest - dining room you've ever seen.
The British fashion house Reiss understands luxury. The company's headquarters off Oxford Street in London accommodate a vertical "sandwich" of different functions, designed by architects Squire and Partners. The flagship store is on the building's first two floors, and above it three stories of offices, cutting rooms, and design studios, linked by a striking, diagonal staircase.
Don Draper would be proud of the design of this ad agency's creative office. Grey Group's headquarters is based in a landmark building in Manhattan's Flatiron District. Designed by STUDIOS, the office maintains a 90-to-10 ratio of open to closed space, and the industrial, loft-style aesthetic encourages collaboration and brainstorming.
Thin partitions achieve an essential balance between privacy and open space in the Manhattan headquarters of Derek Lam's budding fashion brand. Situated in a landmarked loft building in SoHo and designed by Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu architects, the space accommodates the needs of designers, models, fabricators, and even the business folk - all under one roof.
A six-story structure in New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District, Diane von Furstenberg's studio headquarters houses the company’s flagship store, a 5,000 square foot flexible space for events and a showroom, as well as offices for 120. Oh, and there's a penthouse apartment. What's that diamond-faceted atrium perched on top? Furnished in rich furs and playful pinks, it is von Furstenberg's lavish take on the concept of the corner office. The space is designed to reflect and refract the abundant light from above. Swarovski crystals hang from the ceiling and washes down the grand, perforated staircase, which has been dubbed the "stairdelier." By design, it seems, no expense was spared in creating this sparkly gem.