Designing the new headquarters for New York Model Management, one of the most powerful and successful modeling agencies in the industry, was truly an honor and inspiring experience. The space in essence is an exercise of simple design unified by the repetition of materials, curved shapes and blue accents; it’s a lesson in less-is-more that serves as a backdrop for the everchanging fashion and modeling world.
The well-functioning and industry specific spaces are a reflection of the continuous collaboration between the owner and agency team throughout the programmatic phase all the way thru the details of the work areas and how each should function. The space is flexible, allowing for growth, and more importantly it’s an inviting and comfortable environment for the entire staff and models the agency represents.
Design Collaboration: James Michael Angelo, JMA Design
Construction: Rafferty Brothers
MEP Consultants: Jack Green Associates
Upholstery: Eli Shade and Interiors
Furniture: Empire Office Inc/ steelcase (Mike Maltz)
Photography: Allyson Lubow