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Environmental Grantmakers Association- 2011
New York, NY, USA

Architect: Taylor and Miller Architects


This project is for a small not-for-profit here in Manhattan that needed their office space to be as flexible as possible for a constantly fluctuating workforce and a relatively confining office space. Taylor and Miller's solution was to utilize the mechanics of an existing collapsible filing system to create office partitions that actually move to allow for reconfiguration of the offices. They can be configured to allow for up to seven workstations when fully separated and fully unfolded. They can also be configured to collapse completely, allowing precious space for events and larger team-centric workspaces.

Because of the flexible nature of the moveable partitions, and the sculptural quality of the partitions when they are joined together, TM Light designed a flexible lighting cabling scenario that allowed indirect lighting to be placed on top of each partition. This allows the partitions to be illuminated in silhouette and float formally in within the surrounding architectural context. There is also concealed and integrated task lighting for the working surfaces.

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