Bresic Whitney Office
Circular working and meeting pods are arranged with wrapping perimeter curtains, becoming an installational spatial device. The S-fold velvet curtains provide a level of opulence and surprise to an office interior, and are paired back seamlessly with low-tech materials such as birch plywood and industrial concrete paint. Vintage, turn-of-the-century, colours such as olive green, indigo blue and pastel pink, were selected to reflect the buildings heritage and denote each pods function. Curtain tracks are suspended from the pitched warehouse ceiling, retaining the overall coherence of the warehouse, and the thick velvet curtains are raised above the floor, creating the strange appearance of a weighty mass hovering in mid-air.
Part of the New York Five, architect Charles Gwathmey designed the Gwathmey Residence and Studio for his parents in 1965