A Design Focus at NYC’s Premier Full-Service Office Suite Provider

Emerge212 – NYC’s premiere full-service office suite provider – shared design details of their newest space, a 56,000 square foot midtown office at 1185 Avenue of the Americas.

Highlights of the office’s unique aesthetic:

  • Clean lines and modern design, realizing Emerge212’s mission to bring the best in design and hospitality to offices through beautiful yet highly functional spaces with hotel-like details including keyless entry and multi-functional furniture and sweeping views of 6th Avenue.
  • Statement pieces, including a two-story, floor-to-ceiling moss wall; gold leaf, static touch glass table; boiled aluminum wall, blue wood floors, brass accents and lounge fireplace (the only type of fireplace zoned for commercial office use).
  • Serenity Lounge with noise-cancelling Bluetooth Beatnik Sound Station Chairs, for an immersive mid-day getaway.
  • State of the art conference rooms with subtle yet sophisticated reflections of famous artists, including Picasso and Warhol conference rooms with cubism and pop-inspired décor, and strategic placement to keep group meeting spaces near reception to best facilitate seamless guest entry and any needed tech support.
  • Unique amenities including a bicycle room designed to display rather than simply store equipment, a café with IT-outfitted tables/charging stations, and an appeal to the five senses through details like a signature scent (white fig & thyme) and music piped throughout the space.

The source list below outlines the elements and brands used to create this space. All were carefully selected by Emerge212 Director, James Kleeman and architectural partner, LB Architects.

1185 Avenue of Americas Design Elements

Tagwall | Glass wall and sliding door systems (Public and conference areas)

Modernfold | Sliding and stacking divisible glass wall system (Bistro)

Verde Profilo via The Sill | Moss wall (Internal staircase)

HearthCabinet Ventless Fireplaces |Fireplaces (Elevator lobbies)

Alusion | Aluminum foam panel (Reception, Bistro)

Dero | Bicycle racks



Benjamin Moore

  • Decorator’s White OC049 (throughout)
  • North Sea CC-932 (navy blue throughout)
  • Kendall Charcoal HC-166 (café accents)


Wall Coverings

Calico – Wabi II (Pollock Conference room)

Flavor Paper – Mountain Majesty in custom grayscale (Smithson & Monet Conference Rooms at Bistro)

Xorel Deco Embroider (Picasso Conference Room)

Patty Madden Luxe – Melt (Bicycle room)

Wolf Gordon – Pulse in Evening (throughout)

MDC – Factory in Chalkboard (throughout)\



Shaw Contract – Grain in Glow Luxury vinyl planks (Bistro, Bicycle Room, Cafes, IT Room)

Shaw Contract – Alchemy in Colossal Bismuth modular carpet (corridors)

J+J Flooring – Custom modular carpet (client suites, conference rooms)

Milliken – City Proper in Empire modular carpet (Picasso Conference Room)

Roca Tile – Blanco floor tile (Public and conference areas)



Arnold Contract | Reception desk, Bistro mobile bars (Custom-designed by LB Architects)

WBG/iCrane | Coffee table, café banquettes (Custom-designed by LB Architects) (Reception and cafes)

Davis Furniture

  • Sola conference chairs (conference and meeting rooms)
  • Blok gallery bench (Pollock Conference Room)
  • Ginkgo lounge chairs (Reception)
  • Rox rocking and lounge chairs (throughout)
  • Tre barstools (cafes)

Halcon Furniture | Motus modular conference tables (conference rooms)

Donar | Beatnik Sound Station chairs (Serenity Lounge)

Nienkamper | Cone Meeting table (Warhol Meeting room)

Cappelini via Haworth Collection | Luxor credenzas (conference and meeting rooms)


  • Hudson Sofa (Smithson Meeting Room) – using Concertex Verde Lumere in Rain Forest fabric
  • Darin Credenza (Monet Conference Room)

Tuohy | Leit privacy booths (throughout) – using Maharam Mode in Paradise and Kermes fabrics

Saba Italia | New York armchairs (throughout)

Lawson-Fenning | Spun side table (throughout)

212 Concept | Signature lounge chairs (Smithson Meeting Room)

Kathy Kuo Home | Eda coffee table (Smithson Meeting Room)

Z Gallerie | Cheyenne side table (Smithson Meeting Room)

Hammers and Heels | Hexagon tables (throughout)


  • Adaptable desks
  • Zody chairs


ABC Imaging – PEEQ | Custom black-to-white gradient film and distraction strips (glass throughout)

Majestic Graphic | Custom signage (throughout