The Diane von Furstenberg headquarters from Tribeca is an amazing piece of architectural work. The most impressive thing about it is the rooftop. Join me in a mini-virtual tour:
Made in 2007 by an impressive design team counting more than 20 members, the DVF studio budgeted $28 million. For that money came a six levels structure with enough room for the 5,000 square feet showroom, design and administrative offices (for appx 120 person staff) and executive suite and a private penthouse apartment.(don’t miss the photos after the jump)
The stairway is incredible. All that light made it possible to call it “the staidelier” (stair plus chandelier). It connects the diamond from the rooftop with the rest of the building. Of course I could provide you with some more constructional details but it wouldn’t add to the beauty of the site, it would just make it hermetical to our eyes.
The diamond penthouse was built in Spain and then shipped in containers. The stairdelier was made from precast concrete and was dropped by crane into the building. The roof terrace was planted with native grasses and wildflowers.
The DVF art collection is displayed around a long reflecting pool, the showroom’s display racks are designed to roll away to create space for events. All in one this is one architecture beauty combining old and new in one vast, luxurious space under the Diane von Furstenberg brand.
Aesthetically speaking, how does it look to you?