In collaboration with design firm BDG, Empire Office procured, delivered, and installed over ten floors of furniture for the multi-national advertising agency WPP.

Located in downtown Detroit, the historical structure of the building set a unique backdrop for various ancillary and private office solutions. Specified product was sourced from manufacturers such as Arper, Blu Dot, Gubi, Muuto, Viccarbe, and West Elm, to name a few. Our creative team worked closely with the client to provide options that met their aesthetic, style, budget, and delivery deadlines.

Other distinguishing features within the 150,000-square-foot space include a full café, gaming corner, open collaboration areas, private meeting nooks, exposed brick walls, original arched windows, vibrant murals, and custom credenzas created in-house. All parties were ecstatic with the result—a refreshed, mixed-use space providing ample room for creative liberty and innovative ideas.

As the holding company for more than a dozen creative agencies spanning 52 offices internationally, Project Worldwide needed an HQ that could serve as a hub for its other New York-based agencies.

Empire Office and STUDIOS teamed up to deliver a space that celebrates creativity and experiential brand design, which are core values for Project Worldwide and the brands they represent. Steelcase height-adjustable workstations and private office solutions came together with a variety of ancillary manufacturers, including Nucraft, Uhuru, Andreu World, Studio TK, Poltrona Frau, Keilhauer, Davis, Blu Dot, Nienkamper, Hem, DWR, and Coalesse, to create a colorful, multi-purpose, and flexible space for Project Worldwide workers as well as a rentable, amenity-filled event space for its member agencies or other building tenants.

Even though the project installed during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 amid many manufacturer shutdowns and delays, we were able to utilize our strong vendor relationships and strategic thinking to stay on track with both the budget and timeline for a successful and beautiful completion.

Award-Winning Design
CoreNet NYC, Awards of Excellence: Project of the Year 25,000 – 50,000 sq ft — 2021

Empire worked with Group M’s design firm, HOK, as well as 87 different ancillary manufacturers to create a workplace fit for the global media giant. Empire helped procure and deliver over 900 pieces of furniture for the expansive North American headquarters located at 3 WTC in New York, organizing every detail and ensuring each piece arrived within schedule. We worked closely with BOLD furniture to create custom meeting tables to bring out the uniqueness of the brand.

Empire worked alongside the architect, design firm and client to create custom workstations and dynamic ancillary packages for this initial installation. Steelcase solutions were used for the benching, private offices and seating. An extensive list of ancillary manufacturers were used throughout the project in several breakout spaces. Empire has also assisted through several evolutions of design within different phases of Horizon Media’s New York expansion throughout the years.

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