Chelsea, Manhattan, New York
We designed the headquarters of OXO International to emphasize the rugged yet comfortable functionality of their products.
To accomplish this, we use raw cork, cement board, finished maple, and sheet steel to form the warm and durable work environment. We made the light fixtures and shelving units with simple off-the-shelf parts and left the existing industrial wood flooring and brick perimeter wall exposed.
“The space features a large communal kitchen where products are tested and used daily by employees.”
– Scott Specht, principal architect
OXO’s “Good Grips” line of housewares is featured at the entry space on a custom display wall. The wall is fitted with operable shelves that can be configured for a variety of presentations. The translucent panels that back the shelves allow glimpses of products from within an adjacent conference room.
Architect: Specht Harpman
Photography: Michael Moran