This office for a hedge fund is located on the penthouse floor of an iconic office tower in mid-town Manhattan. My concept was to bring a ‘downtown loft’ feeling to a ‘midtown’ address. To deliver a loft-like atmosphere, I preserved industrial elements like polished concrete floors and exposed ductwork, added brick veneer to walls, and selected lighting that would feel comfortable in a warehouse. The custom wall mural behind the reception desk adds color and embodies motion. The lounge seating is upholstered in soft, durable fabrics with classic shapes to bring a refined, residential comfort to the industrial details in the space.