Posted October 19, 2022
Boston – BanyanGlobal, which advises the owners of the world’s leading family enterprises as they make difficult decisions during transitions, was looking to create an environment in sync with its unique and collaborative culture through its new corporate headquarters at 66 Long Wharf, Boston.
Working with the European-inspired talents of Adige Design, Banyan’s sleek and warm office space supports the needs of both employees and clients who are welcomed to Banyan.
Adige expressed the firm’s persona in a beautifully designed and appointed corporate setting that efficiently supports office functions while offering a sleek, comfortable environment akin to a luxurious, contemporary residence. Within the 5,225 square foot space, completed in late summer 2022, exquisite furnishings and finishes are juxtaposed against the building’s rugged brick walls and exposed wood beams. The designers worked closely with the client and the asset manager’s architectural team; Adige was responsible for interior design, space planning, furniture, and lighting procurement. Throughout the process, specification of tiles, filing cabinets, lighting and fabrics were challenging to source due to material shortages. In response, Adige embarked on extensive research of alternative items and finishes and managed to maintain the project’s quality and look while shortening lead times.
Master craftsmanship, customization, and exquisite detailing are hallmarks of Adige, upcoming winners of the 2022 Bulfinch Award in the Artisans and Craftsmanship category. This aesthetic was implemented throughout Banyan’s offices through the design of custom-built cabinets and millwork and the use of organic colors and materials complemented with contemporary Italian furnishings. Selections from Banyan’s previous office were incorporated into the design in areas where it made sense to do so. Customization throughout the project including the kitchen, wellness area, and print area, is demonstrated in the custom banquette covered in Maharam fabric, lockers, custom tabletops from True Design, bookcases, a custom height Ethrio shelving system from True Design, and custom height Molecola lighting pendants from Il Fanale.
Storage systems used throughout Banyan’s office were produced with quality materials by Olivieri Mobili whose Italian-designed systems guarantee non-deformability over time, are high-end and practical, and priced within a broad range of flexible price points. Lighting for the project, paired with artisan knowledge, was sourced from II Fanale, a hand-crafted lighting company based in Italy, and known for both indoor and outdoor lighting solutions.
Adige Design prides itself on being a Boston-based international artisan and construction material sourcing company with a passion for quality products. Their mission is to uncover special artisans, unique materials, and products, and incorporate them in any development, home, or office. Throughout Italy and France, Adige travels to the mines, workshops, factories, and mills, diligently searching to discover special people producing unique and extraordinary products.
A central expression of Italian elegance and modernity, Adige’s furniture offerings are at the forefront of the world-renowned Italian design industry. Their wide variety of furniture options range from ultra-modern European to traditional and transitional. Adige is the exclusive New England Supplier for Alberta Pacific Furniture, Armonia Group, True Design and Mingardo.
The views at 66 Long Wharf are spectacular and were given high priority status by both the design team and the client.
“We were looking for a designer to work with who could design a unique workspace that blended a residential and commercial feel that also integrated with our beautiful seaside views. The end result is a beautifully designed office that evokes warmth and comfort, brings the outside in, while also inspiring our employees to be more creative and productive,” said Kelly Nealon, COO for Banyan Global.
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