Newmark Knight Frank, a real estate advisory firm that provides real estate advisory services to multinational corporations and institutional investors, recently hired interior design firm Studio BV to design their new office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“The goal for the new office was to establish the respected international brand of NKF’s while creating a warm and welcoming environment that authentically represents the work style and energy of the Minneapolis talent. This dynamic connection between the depth of resources of the global organization coupled with the relationships and knowledge of the Minneapolis team make NKF uniquely positioned as leaders in the Minneapolis real estate market. The brand of NKF is represented in the space through intentional use of the brand color, as well as through familiar features such as the world office map and logo.The Minneapolis culture is felt through the use of locally sourced woods and metals used in places of gathering and connection. These key local materials and lighting and custom furniture are in areas where the team gathers and celebrates. It’s the heart and soul of the office. The intersection of these two ideas happens with the dark metal box. The metal box houses the kitchen, bar, reception area and meeting space. This simple move of mass and void is the icon for the space. Creating the touch point for visitors and the team to gather around,” says Studio BV