We first connected to the Henry Street Settlement (HSS) through our work and longstanding relationship with the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum, for which we designed and produced office furniture as well as retail fixtures and displays for their museum store. After years of negotiating with the city, Henry Street Settlement was able to add the Firehouse to their headquarter row on Henry Street. Working with Renee Epps, Facilities Manager at HSS, and a team of architects from Beyer Binder Bell, we developed and produced workstations and meeting room furniture for the four floors of the Firehouse. Because groups of workstations are clustered in relatively small and tall spaces, we worked with a sound engineer to limit the level of sound by adding Sound Soak panels and translucent Acrylic panels to our standard partition wall.
Individual single-pedestal workstations have partition installed on two or three sides, allowing for workers to see and be seen at their choosing. Individual areas feel open yet enclosed. The Milder Partitions can stand alone or can be mounted to our workstations allowing for flexible floor layouts that vary from area to area. Also, research has shown that that people do their best work in environments that allow for both social buzz while also providing them with boundaries (separation). The integrated Soundsoak acoustical wall panels absorb 50% to 90% of the sound striking the surface – reducing noise within a space and reducing noise transfer between areas.
We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to be part of this project team and are excited that the Firehouse has been put back into service for this amazing/historical neighborhood organization.
Hope, growth, change, recovery are the guiding tenets. Hope, growth, change, recovery are the guiding tenets at the Henry Street Settlement’ Community Consultation Center (CCC). CCC opened in 1946 as one of the first public clinics to provide psychiatric care to the community.
The simple design celebrates the beauty of the pre-finished birch plywood with exposed edges and our distinctive capscrew. Our rectangular and round worktables are available in a variety of sizes and finishes at a standard height of 29″. Add casters and easily re-configure your space to suit the task at hand. Customization is our strength. Specify your preferred color for table top and aprons. The melamine film-faced plywood is available in a variety of colors including: natural (clear), red, blue, yellow, blue, and dark brown or the laminate color of your choice. Different material can be specified for desktop and aprons.
Rounded corners per architect (custom)
White high pressure laminate
You may specify different colors for the table top and aprons.
Modern and elegant, the Milder Conference Tables are available with rectangular, boat shaped, and cantilevered tops, in sizes from 92″-120″ long. We will work with you to accommodate your preferred media/technology hardware. Our large conference tables can accommodate up to 12 people.