Varonis, a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyberattacks, recently completed work on a new floor in their New York City headquarters.
This was the second of two phases in the expansion of their New York presence, was completed in February of 2015, and allowed Varonis to further define their office culture, aligning the new space with the company’s brand. The new space accommodates a range of activities, from formal conference rooms and custom designed benching solutions, through colorful phone booths and flexible hoteling stations.
Leaving much of the structure exposed with polished concrete columns and a dark painted waffle slab, the open office areas use a grid of lights to enforce the order of the waffle grid. By using complimenting warm and dark materials, the floor infuses an industrial feel alongside minimal detailing, and distributes spaces for work, collaboration, and rest throughout the floor. A long table, partially suspended from the slab above and facing southern, allows for short meetings or landing spots for employees from the company’s other
offices. The lights in this area are also elongated, and randomly scattered against the rigid backdrop of the waffle slab above. The pantry on the floor features a central bar made of recycled skateboard tops, and creates a unique piece in the center to congregate around.
Design: Pliskin Architecture, Lothan Architects
Architect-of-Record: JS Architecture Design
Photography: Liam Frederick