New York, NY
Vetta Jewelry selected Gertler & Wente Architects to design their 11,000 sf New York headquarters within their commercial/condominium property in Midtown Manhattan. Divided over two floors, Vetta’s offices, showrooms, conference and reception are located on the 9th floor, while the design department, workshops and jewelry components storage are on the 4th floor. The two main showrooms needed to be directly connected to the reception, but because of competing clients, also kept separate from each other. The minimalist design, including a secure glass box entry vestibule lends itself as a backdrop to ‘show off’ their product.
The use of glass and wood are accentuated with the simple light coloring of the porcelain floors and exposed white ceiling. There is a mix of open office space, enclosed offices and back support areas. In contrast, the 4th floor has an exposed concrete floors and brighter colors to reflect design sensibility of the staff.