Clive Wilkinson Architects
JWT, NEW YORK
Deborah Wilk -- Interior Design, 12/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Inspired by the ideas that drive the mad world of New York advertising, the 250,000-square-foot Midtown Manhattan headquarters of JWT comprises five open-plan floors punctuated by vignettes, events, poems, and encounters. Interior Design Hall of Fame member Clive Wilkinson made spectacular use of the vertical space by combining a 32-foot-tall atrium lobby with a concrete-treaded flying staircase and ovular meeting spaces enclosed by drywall or acoustically padded vinyl. All 15 of the latter bear quotations from a wide range of novelists, with individual letters partially cut out of the fabric. Low-key finishes and a wide array of informal furnishings appoint reception areas and conference rooms that are sure to intrigue even the most jaded clients.
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