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Thursday, 27 June @ 10:30 - 12:00 EDT| £40
Returning for a second year to the Workplace Week New York line-up is popular favorite, Abrams Books, the first company in the U.S. to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books.
In 2017, Abrams worked with architectural and design firm Spacesmith to carefully select and design its new corporate headquarters. Abrams’ mission was simple: to reinvent the way the company’s staff uses space and provide architecture that speaks to its new branding initiative.
Using the Spacesmith design team’s research and location analysis as a guide, Abrams chose the ninth floor at 195 Broadway for its new home, purposefully acquiring a predominantly open-plan space that spans more than 40,000-square-feet.
The vast open space – which shares an industrial palette and style, with pops of ‘Abrams’ red throughout – is an excellent example of a vibrant open-work environment, complete with several private working rooms for small groups. In keeping with the Abrams brand, the space features a library with more than 600 linear feet of bookcases of blackened steel with raw oak shelves, as well as a series of hidden reading nooks providing privacy and additional quiet when needed.
On arrival, guests step into a glass-fronted lobby area, providing a clear view through to the library on arrival. Further supporting the need for collaboration, the office features a flexible break out space sprinkled with lounging furniture, and a movable wall that can divide the space, accommodating very large meetings or smaller informal gatherings.
If you’re considering the move to an open-plan environment, Abrams Books is certainly a novel example! You won’t be disappointed by this best-seller.