INTERIOR DESIGN

MIC 1WTC OFFICE DESIGN

FEEL CARDS

In 2016, Mic moved its headquarters to the 82nd floor of 1 World Trade Center. I lead the build out and interior design of the space. I worked together with our architects, furniture & lighting suppliers, contractors, and accountants to create an enviornment that fulfilled the many needs of a quickly growing media company.

BRAND

Mic

ROLE

Interior & Spatial Design

YEAR

2016

Entry

Sometimes words just don’t cut it. They’re slippery, elusive, clumsy. They can’t get at the core of the thing we want to express, which might be a lot of different emotions jammed up against each other, or a level of intensity that no amount of adjectives can convey.

Visitors to the Mic office are greeted with an incredible array of windows overlooking the entirety of Manhattan. I wanted the space to feel airy and minimal for visitors to be able to collect their thoughts before heading into a meeting. The space is flanked by a multicolored storage partition on the left and an Isomi Mono Desk on the right, pendant lights from Tom Dixon, and iconic shell chairs by Carl Hansen & Son.

So we made cards so you can ditch language and use your gut instead. It’s pretty simple: Fill in the blank by selecting the cut-out shape that best suits your emotions; choose one or more stickers to slip inside your card; finally, slip your creation inside one of our colored envelopes. Hey, guess what? You just used shape, color, and texture to communicate. You’re an artist now. CONGRATS.

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The minimal entry allows from vistors to take in the view (blocked by fog here), before heading into the main space. 
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The north view from the office on a sunny day.
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Conference Rooms

Sometimes words just don’t cut it. They’re slippery, elusive, clumsy. They can’t get at the core of the thing we want to express, which might be a lot of different emotions jammed up against each other, or a level of intensity that no amount of adjectives can convey.

The Mic office with 1 World Trade Center consisted of an entire 36,000sq/ft floor arranged in a donut formation. Collectively, it was decided that the desks would line the outer ring of the office and the conference rooms would form the inner ring. To allow light within the rooms, the conference rooms were lined with glass walls with a thin black frame. Each glass room features a floating quote from a social thought leader. The conference rooms at Mic also had to facilitate a variety of scenarios; meetings, call booths, private workspaces, events, and even photoshoots. Becuase of this, there were rooms that fit 2 people, 4 people, 6 people, 8 people, and a board room that could fit 24 people.

So we made cards so you can ditch language and use your gut instead. It’s pretty simple: Fill in the blank by selecting the cut-out shape that best suits your emotions; choose one or more stickers to slip inside your card; finally, slip your creation inside one of our colored envelopes. Hey, guess what? You just used shape, color, and texture to communicate. You’re an artist now. CONGRATS.

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The Lorde conference room holds 8-12 people and allows for interactive collaboration. 

Each table was selected to fit the exact proportions of the room and has multiple hidden power outlets to accommodate the mobile nature of the employees at the office. The Knoll multigeneration chairs are wheeled to allow for freedom of movement. The lighting spotlights the tables and encourages focus within the room. Each conference room also includes a glass whiteboard for exchanging ideas and a large wall mounted monitor for screen-sharing or video conferencing.

So we made cards so you can ditch language and use your gut instead. It’s pretty simple: Fill in the blank by selecting the cut-out shape that best suits your emotions; choose one or more stickers to slip inside your card; finally, slip your creation inside one of our colored envelopes. Hey, guess what? You just used shape, color, and texture to communicate. You’re an artist now. CONGRATS.

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The Butler board room features a custom table by Arper that seats 22. Multicolor chairs by Arper and custom lighting by Roll & Hill.

Kitchen & Conversation Area

Sometimes words just don’t cut it. They’re slippery, elusive, clumsy. They can’t get at the core of the thing we want to express, which might be a lot of different emotions jammed up against each other, or a level of intensity that no amount of adjectives can convey.

The kitchen is a multi-functional space allowing for collaboration, relaxation, and inter-office events. In order to distinguish the space from the rest of the office, color was introduced in a subtle fashion. Many employers that want to work away from their desks opt to work from this space. The space is separated into three sections with their own level of privacy, the window ledge, the center, and the kitchen. Cabinets were custom made and countertops were a custom design made of quartz. The multicolor chairs are from Arper and tables by Knoll and CB2. Lighting provided by LZF Lamps.

So we made cards so you can ditch language and use your gut instead. It’s pretty simple: Fill in the blank by selecting the cut-out shape that best suits your emotions; choose one or more stickers to slip inside your card; finally, slip your creation inside one of our colored envelopes. Hey, guess what? You just used shape, color, and texture to communicate. You’re an artist now. CONGRATS.

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Smaller two-top tables lined the windows while larger tables allow for collaboration towards the center.

Open Office

Sometimes words just don’t cut it. They’re slippery, elusive, clumsy. They can’t get at the core of the thing we want to express, which might be a lot of different emotions jammed up against each other, or a level of intensity that no amount of adjectives can convey.

The open office space encompassed the entire perimeter of the floor. We staggered long and short rows of InScape bench systems to create a dynamic space and allows for fluid movement in the hallway areas between the conference rooms. Every desk utilizes a Knoll monitor stand and Knoll Generation chair. Furthermore, each bench system also features a glass divider that can be used as a glassboard or to post stick notes. To bring the natural world into the 82nd floor, we added custom planters to the center of each desk filled with plats and succulents.

So we made cards so you can ditch language and use your gut instead. It’s pretty simple: Fill in the blank by selecting the cut-out shape that best suits your emotions; choose one or more stickers to slip inside your card; finally, slip your creation inside one of our colored envelopes. Hey, guess what? You just used shape, color, and texture to communicate. You’re an artist now. CONGRATS.

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Desks lined the outer perimeter of the office while smaller conference rooms lined the inner ring. 
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