Gala Magriñá recently created a youthful, modern office for NRP Group in Manhattan's hip Union Square. Always guided by the principles of holistic design, the studio transformed the 1,000 square foot space into a cool, contemporary environment, complete with on-trend mid-century modern and art-deco touches, geared towards the company's youthful and energetic staff.
When approaching the design for the project, Gala Magriñá, founder and principal of Gala Magriñá Design, closely studied NRP Group's brand guide to inform the style and color palette for the office interiors - all while keeping her firm's holistic interior design principles in mind. With the knowledge that company vendors and clients would frequent the office, Magriñá ensured the space was fresh, youthful, and modern, while still retaining a hint of elegance. The design team contrasted rich colors like deep greens, blues, and crimsons with light pastels, abstract artwork, and plants to create a juxtaposition of playfulness and sophistication.
All within the limited available square footage, Magriñá designed an open office, meeting room, single personal office, and a reception area, with a multifunctional kitchen encompassing the meeting space and private office. One particular tactic used to counteract the small space was the use of a café style round table in the kitchen area conducive to both meetings and lunch breaks. The table is strategically positioned adjacent to an LED screen that can be used for presentations, as needed. A more traditional conference table for larger team brainstorms or collaborative work was added to the open office space. An additional multifunction space is the reception area, which doubles as a lounge for company employees. Magriñá ensured stylistic cohesion throughout each area, as all spaces are exposed to one another.
Photography: Claire Esparros, Courtesy of NRP Office Group