When Noa Santos, CEO of Homepolish asks you to design one their office spaces…you say YES, please! We are so thrilled to share our collaboration with him and the whole Homepolish team to make this all come together.
Their chic office space in Flatiron in NYC looks nothing like a startup. With 5+ crystal chandeliers in a space with true NYC industrial loft bones, it is the perfect mashup of modern + traditional. My favorite? The vertical hanging air plants that create a natural division between the office and front meeting area.
In the large open loft-like office, there are three greenhouse structures off to the side, which was Noa’s concept for private office space. Anyone who has ever built anything in NYC knows that the Department of Building is one labor division you do not want to get involved with if possible. It was Noa’s brilliant idea to bring in prefabricated greenhouses that allowed privacy for closed-door meetings, were easily moveable, and let in a ton of light.
Here are some images of the “prefab” greenhouses:
Upon meeting Noa, we instantly connected. Ours eyes locked, and it was love at first sight. Just kidding…but I was secretly admiring his skin care regimen as the man has the most beautiful skin and it seemed that we were finishing each other’s sentences by the time the meeting was over.
Noa and Lisa Bubbers, head of Hompolish marketing, mentioned they were throwing a spring social and asked our team to come up with a design for the interior of one of the greenhouses (since the current use as bike storage wasn’t cutting it). We immediately jumped at the opportunity for this design challenge…and there were quite a few!
1. The greenhouse had to blend seamlessly with the rest of the office space.
2. No changes to the actual office space. Only to the greenhouse.
3. There are no walls or flooring to work with. Walls are made from corrugated plexiglass.
4. There’s not ONE right angle in that whole greenhouse, so everything needed to be retro fit on-site.
We first came up with our concept: the HP Lounge (HomePolish Lounge – duh) and presented our design to Noa and his team. Like any talented designer, the man knows exactly what he likes and doesn’t, is quick to decide, and thankfully, we nailed it on the first try!
This is what we presented:
P.S. We presented these as well:
We finally landed on the original design with the gray tones. The piece de resistance was the “Homepolish neon sign” that we knew Noa would love…and he did! (We kind of think he gasped a little bit when we presented the idea.) Here’s a sneak peek.
And here is the final reveal: