Komar Brands, a global organization that focuses on the design, marketing, sourcing, and distribution of numerous clothing brands, recently relocated their global headquarters from 16 East 34th Street in Manhattan to 90 Hudson Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. Their new offices are better equipped to facilitate the collaborative culture the company has developed by offering spaces that support the company’s work.
In their previous Manhattan offices, employees were crammed into small cubicles with little storage. As a result, materials and samples cluttered desks, circulation areas, and meeting spaces. Coupled with low ceilings and minimal access to external light, the space was dark and cramped. Their new location in Jersey City offers high and extensive amounts of light. Keeping offices and meeting rooms on the interior allowed us to design an open plan work area that draws light deep into the building. Workspaces offer extensive amounts of storage for each employee and teams, keeping the space neat and inviting for clients.
Meeting rooms were added throughout the work area, both in open areas adjacent to workstations and in enclosed meeting rooms. Breakout areas offer space for on the fly meetings, design rooms offer ample pin up space during the curation of catalogs and other publications, and enclosed meeting rooms offer space to host clients and buyers.