229 W43 6th Floor Staircase

229 W43 6th Floor Staircase
Equity Office
New York City, NY

Equity Office commissioned Tangram 3DS to envision a possible renovation to the sixth and seventh floors of an office building in Midtown Manhattan to help market the space to a particular interested tenant. The concept behind the renovation was to remove part of the seventh floor to open up the space and introduce a staircase to connect the two floors and to be the focal point of the office.


The design for the staircase itself, however, was not yet in place. In addition to the rendering, Equity Office asked Tangram to propose a design for the staircase adjoining the floors, so our frequent collaborators at solus4 were called in. Solus4 architect Alfonso Lopez designed the solid white acrylic staircase using the client’s furniture selections as inspiration.


With furniture direction (a sleek steel desk fashioned out of a retired airplane wing), and the freedom to take risks, the design is absolutely cutting-edge. It features glass panels, wood treads, and a bench seat and shelving unit at the foot of the staircase. The bold design impressed the client, and it makes apparent the benefits of Tangram’s strong relationship with the talented architects at solus4. Tangram 3DS brought in a photographer to capture the view from the office windows of Midtown Manhattan, and the result is a striking rendering of what could be an exquisite office.