It Takes Two to Tango: Gensler Teams with Tom Dixon at McCann Erickson

A staircase in painted steel connects the main lounge to the level above. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Sconces by Jason Miller animate the main lounge. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio handled the worldwide executive level, where the reception area features custom tables in spun aluminum. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Gensler and Tom Dixon play off each other’s strengths at McCann Erickson in Midtown. Photography by Garrett Rowland. +read article +view resources

A staircase descends from the executive level to the main reception area. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

In the concrete-floored café, stools by Reza Feiz line a bar in Kenyan marble and walnut veneer. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Dixon chairs and an Ernst & Jensen table form a meeting area. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

An elevator lobby with new moldings introduces main reception. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

In the main lounge, Jonathan Adler sectionals sit on a custom felted-acrylic rug. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

At McCann Erickson in Midtown, Gensler handled four levels including one with an elevator lobby where the agency’s motto appears in neon on the ceiling. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Combining cotton velvet upholstery and laser-cut aluminum panels, a built-in banquette defines reception on the executive level. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Its lounge offers built-in banquettes covered in hand-dyed leather and custom tables topped in brushed oak. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

In executive reception, Dixon’s pendant fixtures incorporate armatures of polished stainless steel. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Eero Saarinen chairs already owned by McCann were reupholstered for the boardroom. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

A sofa by Dixon, chairs by Harri Koskinen, and a table by Charles and Ray Eames gather on a Moroccan vintage wool rug in human resources. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

In a break-out area, foam was stacked to form seating beneath Dixon pendant domes. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Bronze lettering appears on the marble fronting the desk in main reception. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

An installation of books fills a niche set off by a vintage wooden mantel in a pantry. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Chairs in a pinup area are by Michael Thonet. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

In main reception, India Mahdavi armchairs flank a Feiz table. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

Lievore Altherr Molina designed the armchairs in the social-media group’s office area. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Garrett Rowland.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Garrett Rowland.