Entrance
View of the lobby from entrance stairs
Reception Desk
View of Waiting Area


MANA ENTRANCE AND LOBBY

Location
USA
City
New York
Year
2009
Client
MANA Cosmetics
Status
Complete

The Project

MANA is the world’s leading contract and private label cosmetic manufacturer. JFA was hired by Mana to design a new entry canopy and lobby for their headquarters building in Queens. The building is a turn of the century industrial warehouse, designed by renowned American architect, Albert Kahn. JFA introduced a new design element at the entrance in the form of two stainless steel winged canopies that sharply contrast with the building’s turn-of-the-century masonry details. The canopies transform into a ceiling plane inside the lobby and continue to the back of the lobby finally terminating by “turning down” and becoming a wall plane. The effect is to organize the lobby through the use of a continuous ceiling plane that bends and folds according to the existing conditions of the space. The use of bright red lettering for the building address on the canopy undersides created a brand identity for the building.

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