A Tour of Rise New York
Rise New York is an incubator and coworking space powered by the famous banking company Barclays, that provides startups and innovative businesses with the connections and resources to create groundbreaking businesses.
“The office had to be extremely flexible, morphing to the needs of each new tenant and continually offering inspiration. While Barclays’s in-house design department handled the dual level build-out, they hired Homepolish’s Nina Isabella to handle small details, accessories, and finishes to provide interest and character to the Rise space. Everything from major pieces of artwork to the individual books on the shelves. It was all necessary to make it personable.Nina immediately looked to the firm’s strong English history for direction. Cue the Union Jacks, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II paintings, and even the occasional bulldog! But that doesn’t mean that the space is as dry as an tea biscuit. Pillows, plants, finishes in bright colors… it all comes together to make an edgy (and yet totally approachable) co-working environment. We imagine it’ll be tough for the companies to leave after their 13-week stays are up.”, says Homepolish
- Location: Flatiron District – New York City, New York
- Date completed: 2016
- Design: Nina Isabella – Homepolish
- Photos: Claire Esparros