This office for a hedge fund is located on the penthouse floor of an iconic office tower in midtown 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 at home 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 refined, residential comfort to the industrial details in the space.