A Gentleman’s Space. The CEO’s Office

This 70-square-meter interior, although thoroughly modern, has a visual world backdrop of New York finance from the late 19th century and the interwar period. Naturally, decorative forms have given way to studied simplicity here. However, a characteristic palette of dark colors remains, as well as a range of noble, natural materials. Key roles are played by: walnut wood, patterned marble, and leather. Consistently used in all functional areas, they are framed in a unified aesthetic framework in the spirit of art deco – a total look. To indicate the global scale of the company’s operations, we decided to showcase excellent examples of world design both from the past (including George Nelson’s mid-20th century clock and the 1970s ‘Cameleonda’ sofa by BB Italia) and completely new (a desk by Poltrona Frau, a table designed by Patricia Urquiola for Viccarde, Vitra chairs, Norr11 armchairs, Bec Brittain lamps). Echoes of the style of the 1920s and 1930s are discernible in the sideboard by Ewa Szumilas, a Polish designer who has been successful in Lebanon.