White & Case's NYC Headquarters by HOK and HYL Architecture Is Calm, Cool, and Collected

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Benches
Geiger International

Removing part of a concrete slab and relocating a structural column created the atrium. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Sofas
Davis Furniture
Tables
Bernhardt Design
Chairs
Bernhardt Design
Sofas
Davis Furniture
Tables
Bernhardt Design
Chairs
Bernhardt Design

A break-out area’s Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance chairs. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Mementos from the law firm’s 116-year history are displayed in the lacquered MDF cabinetry between conference rooms. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Custom Wall Tile
Lea Ceramiche

Custom unglazed porcelain tile in the cafeteria’s servery. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Davis Furniture: Rectangular Tables.

Fritz Hansen: Chairs.

Knoll: Round Tables.

Tom Dixon: Pendant Fixtures.

Apogee Translite: Linear Fixtures.

Kaswell Flooring Systems: Floor Planks.

Rectangular Tables
Davis Furniture
Chairs
Fritz Hansen
Rectangular Tables
Davis Furniture
Chairs
Fritz Hansen
Round Tables
Knoll
Rectangular Tables
Davis Furniture
Chairs
Fritz Hansen
Round Tables
Knoll
Pendant Fixtures
Tom Dixon
Rectangular Tables
Davis Furniture
Chairs
Fritz Hansen
Round Tables
Knoll
Pendant Fixtures
Tom Dixon
Linear Fixtures
Apogee Translite
Rectangular Tables
Davis Furniture
Chairs
Fritz Hansen
Round Tables
Knoll
Pendant Fixtures
Tom Dixon
Linear Fixtures
Apogee Translite
Floor Planks
Kaswell Flooring Systems
Rectangular Tables
Davis Furniture
Chairs
Fritz Hansen
Round Tables
Knoll
Pendant Fixtures
Tom Dixon
Linear Fixtures
Apogee Translite
Floor Planks
Kaswell Flooring Systems

Chairs by Arne Jacobsen sit on the cafeteria’s floor planks of engineered end-grain oak. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Custom Rug
Edward Fields Carpet Makers
Custom Rug
Edward Fields Carpet Makers
Chandelier
Brendan Ravenhill
Custom Rug
Edward Fields Carpet Makers
Chandelier
Brendan Ravenhill
Custom Table
MMaterial

A custom cement tabletop with a silica accent in a meeting area. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Perforated leather covers paneling in the conference center’s 240-foot-long corridor. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Another conference room's painting in oil and cold wax on canvas by Jean-Baptiste BernadetPhotography by Eric Laignel.

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Glassware
West Elm

The Empire State Building from a conference room. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Bench
Geiger International

A corridor’s leather-covered benches and acrylic painting on stainless steel by Ian Davenport. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Capellini: Sofa.

Fritz Hansen: Chair.

Molteni & C: Table.

Hunter Douglas: Custom Ceiling System.

Sofa
Capellini
Sofa
Capellini
Chair
Fritz Hansen
Table
Molteni & C
Sofa
Capellini
Chair
Fritz Hansen
Table
Molteni & C
Custom Ceiling System
Hunter Douglas
Sofa
Capellini
Chair
Fritz Hansen
Table
Molteni & C
Custom Ceiling System
Hunter Douglas

Hayon Studio’s chair meets Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s sofa in the library. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Andreu World: Round Table.

Walter Knoll: Armchairs, Rectangular Table.

Davis Furniture: Lounge Chairs.

Round Table
Andreu World
Rectangular Table
Walter Knoll
Armchairs
Walter Knoll
Lounge Chairs
Davis Furniture

A stained-oak ceiling defines the corridor outside a lounge. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Lounge Chair
Davis Furniture
Lamp
Metalarte
Sofa
Arper

In a lounge, a painting in oil and plaster on panel by Marc Lambrechts hangs above a sofa by Studio Massaud. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Davis Furniture: Chairs.

Halcon: Custom Tables.

Tandus Centiva: Carpet.

Hèmèra: Pendant Fixtures.

Chairs
Davis Furniture
Custom Tables
Halcon
Carpet
Tandus Centiva
Pendant Fixtures
Hèmèra

In a different conference room, marble tops the custom table and also surfaces a wall. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Davis Furniture: Bar.

Bernhardt Design: Stools.

Arper: Table, Chairs.

Pulp Studio: Custom Partition Panels.

Unifor: Custom Storefront System.

DuPont: Counter Material.

Wilsonart: Cabinet Surfacing.

Grohe: Sink Fittings.

Bar
Davis Furniture
Bar
Davis Furniture
Stools
Bernhardt Design
Bar
Davis Furniture
Stools
Bernhardt Design
Table
Arper
Chairs
Arper
Bar
Davis Furniture
Stools
Bernhardt Design
Table
Arper
Chairs
Arper
Custom Partition Panels
Pulp Studio
Custom Storefront System
Unifor
Counter Material
DuPont
Cabinet Surfacing
Wilsonart
Sink Fittings
Grohe

Frosted glass separates a café’s pantry from seating. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Tables
B&B Italia
Custom Rugs
Edward Fields Carpet Makers
Sofas
Capellini
Chairs
Fritz Hansen

Reception’s oak-veneered desk floats above sandstone tile. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Venesta: Custom Enclosures.

Trinity Tile: Floor Tile.

Custom Enclosures
Venesta
Floor Tile
Trinity Tile
Custom Enclosures
Venesta
Floor Tile
Trinity Tile

Oak-veneered restroom enclosures. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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Tables
B&B Italia
Custom Rugs
Edward Fields Carpet Makers
Sofas
Capellini
Tables
B&B Italia
Custom Rugs
Edward Fields Carpet Makers
Sofas
Capellini

Jasper Morrison sofas gather on a custom wool rug in the reception area at White & Case’s Midtown headquarters, a collaboration between HOK and HYL Architecture. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Blackened steel for a balustrade. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Library workspace with individual work stations. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Museum-style White & Case time line with backlit images and text. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Quartz-composite island with induction heating and cooling. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A white staircase connects the office's various amenities. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Fitness room overlooking the Empire State Building. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Locker rooms accompany the firm's in-house gym. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A shelf filled with reference books backs a wooden table. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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