Bustle's New York Headquarters by Corgan Was Designed for Speed and Change

PROJECT NAME Bustle
LOCATION New York
FIRM

At , a news source for and by women, they call the ever-quickening pace of online media moving at the speed of light. When was engaged for their New York headquarters, that mantra inspired the 34,000-square-foot office’s design. In the elevator vestibules, color-changing lights intensify walls of mirrors. The pantry features a wall covering by Paul Smith that is an abstraction of neon signs on a bustling London street. In open office areas, natural light casts colorful shadows created by vinyl film on glass doors. “The space reflects Bustle’s unique culture and energy,” Corgan senior designer  says. Because the company was expected to grow quickly, the space was designed for possible expansion. Corgan is currently at work on an additional floor.

An elevator vestibule features an illuminated logo, which is reflected on its mirrored walls. Photography by Kurt Griesbach and courtesy of Corgan.
Beams of color-changing light combine with the mirrored walls to create an immersive experience. Photography by Kurt Griesbach and courtesy of Corgan.
Colored vinyl film was placed on glass doors. Photography by Kurt Griesbach and courtesy of Corgan.
Unobstructed sight lines in the open office area. Photography by Kurt Griesbach and courtesy of Corgan.
Collaboration rooms feature writable glass surfaces. Photography by Kurt Griesbach and courtesy of Corgan.

The pantry’s wall covering is by Paul Smith. Photography by Kurt Griesbach and courtesy of Corgan.
The pantry counter and island. Photography by Kurt Griesbach and courtesy of Corgan.
The podcast room’s walls are covered with acoustical panels. Photography by Kurt Griesbach and courtesy of Corgan.

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