In February, Allsteel Inc. celebrated a new location at 79 Madison Avenue with a lively reception for nearly 400 guests. Jeff Lorenger, president of Allsteel, welcomed guests to the new space, which is about twice as large as Allsteel’s previous New York location and showcases the company's workplace furnishings in a variety of configurations. The party included live music performed by a six-member band with vocalists.
In a design led by John Mulling, senior associate at Gensler, the new Allsteel New York Resource Center capitalizes on stunning views of the Empire State Building as well as a wide swath of downtown. A New York theme is incorporated throughout the space architecturally and graphically, with pops of magenta enlivening the urban interior palette of charcoal, black, and white.
From left to right: John Mulling, senior associate at Gensler; John Czarnecki, editor in chief of Contract; Jeff Lorenger, president of Allsteel
From Contract magazine: Managing Editor Sheila Kim (left) and Associate Editor Emily Hooper
From HOK, left to right: Blll Jenkins, Erika Reuther, and May Julsuwan
Some of the spaces within the new Allsteel New York Resource Center: