Soros Capital by SheltonMindel in Collaboration With Reed Morrison Architect: 2019 Best of Year Winner for Small Corporate Office

PROJECT NAME Soros Capital
LOCATION New York
FIRM SheltonMindel
SQ. FT. 5,500 SQF

Not long ago, Robert Soros broke out and started his own financial firm. (His father, George, is the well-known philanthropist.) Soros’s spirit is echoed in his company’s 5,500-square-foot midtown Manhattan office, by Interior Design Hall of Fame member Lee F. Mindel. Working with Reed Morrison Architect, SheltonMindel introduces unconventionality right at the entry: Next to the cockpitlike reception desk is a floor-to-ceiling Barbara Kruger artwork proclaiming “Money Can Buy You Love.” The team threw curves into both the desk—with its bowed front—and an S-shape screen that divides reception from the trading floor, both made of clean white Corian.

Overhead, a grid of angled planes drops below the 12-foot ceiling, providing baffled light as well as visual interest. The walls echo the dimensionality of the ceiling but fake it with a trompe l’oeil shading of facets. At the perimeter, gray carpet gives way to green stripes, evoking the grass in Central Park, visible through the windows. A bench here runs the length of the workplace, extending into the glass-walled president’s office, to, Mindel says, “give the full dimensions of the space.”

Soros Capital by SheltonMindel. Photography by Michael Moran.
Soros Capital by SheltonMindel. Photography by Michael Moran.
Soros Capital by SheltonMindel. Photography by Michael Moran.

Project Team: Marc Newman; Daniel Kimicata.

> See more from the December/January 2020 issue of Interior Design

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