When RTKL was designing their new Los Angeles office, dTank was the ideal choice. Our firsthand knowledge of what A&D firms need to enhance their workflow and productivity, as well as our custom manufacturing expertise, made us the best candidate for the job. RTKL’s design brief was to create an environment that was functional, that reflected the business of “creativity,” andthat integrated the RTKL “red.” dTank’s custom furniture delivered on all points.
Integrated with an urban park in downtown Phoenix, Harmon Library is a gathering place where the community pride is boldly on display. The conversations between the architect, city and local residents launched the concept of a sustainable building that reflects the diversity of the community. The core reading area, with custom reading tables and computer stations, is nestled underneath the 25’ high central volume with the adjacent custom designed information desk greeting the patrons.
Information Desk / Reading Tables / Computer Stations
Barnes Morris Klein Mark Yorn Barnes & Levine, an entertainment law firm with highly visible clients, was looking for furniture design to reflect the firm’s reputation for cutting-edge innovation in transactional legal counsel.
The defining design elements of the open office are the custom paralegal workstations in stained, quarter-cut walnut veneer featuring folded metal modesty panels in 1/4" powder-coated steel plate that double as magnetic surfaces. Made in pairs, the low-iron glass divider side panel offers privacy without sacrificing the openness of the overall office design. The opposite panel has a tackable surface made of industrial felt.
Gensler is known worldwide for building powerful brands through interior design and architecture. When Gensler was building its regional office in Phoenix– creating a work environment that fostered productivity– creativity and innovation were paramount. Gensler turned to dTank to create workstations that were consistent with the Gensler brand and also for highly functional and flexible for its designers and architects.
Oversee.net® is the Leader in Internet Real Estate™, known for forward-thinking online marketing. Corporate branding and functionality were the key drivers in this project. Wanting to break from the traditional workstations, the company’s creative department came up with a nautilus spiral shape with work surfaces on both sides of the curved spine panel.
After considering custom fabricated steel or translucent resin, steam-bent plywood panels were chosen–providing the warmth of wood and structural integrity to the reconfigurable workstations.
Ogilvy was looking to reinvent itself with leading edge design of new offices for the venerable ad agency’s Los Angeles headquarters. The new office communicates a commitment to cutting-edge work. Custom designed workstations employ the same materials seen throughout the space—perforated metal and steel—to construct a strong integration between the building and its function.