Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis were left with a long corridor access into their new space when another tenant occupying part of the floor had a last minute change-of-heart and decided not to leave. This drawback was turned into a plus: the corridor became an entry gallery featuring a series of black and white pictures by renowned photographer Peter Steinhauer.

Deliberate departures from ‘the look’ of most other law firms are the exposed slab in the public areas - where floating planes have been installed instead of a continuous ceiling - and strikingly patterned bamboo flooring which contrasts with walls finished either in Nero Marquina marble or a neutral grey Knoll textile.

The conference rooms feature bamboo veneered tables, by Wilkhahn, which are normally combined together for meetings but can be easily wheeled away to create space for large office functions. The room walls are themselves fitted with double glazed sliding doors which can be opened up, patio style, for these events. For daily use, however, they are also equipped with horizontal mini-blinds so that privacy and discretion can be assured to the firm's clients at all times.

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Kirkland & Ellis were left with a long corridor access into their new space when another tenant occupying part of the floor had a last minute change-of-heart and decided not to leave. This drawback was turned into a plus: the corridor became an entry gallery featuring a series of black and white pictures by renowned photographer Peter Steinhauer.

Deliberate departures from ‘the look’ of most other law firms are the exposed slab in the public areas - where floating planes have been installed instead of a continuous ceiling - and strikingly patterned bamboo flooring which contrasts with walls finished either in Nero Marquina marble or a neutral grey Knoll textile.

The conference rooms feature bamboo veneered tables, by Wilkhahn, which are normally combined together for meetings but can be easily wheeled away to create space for large office functions. The room walls are themselves fitted with double glazed sliding doors which can be opened up, patio style, for these events. For daily use, however, they are also equipped with horizontal mini-blinds so that privacy and discretion can be assured to the firm's clients at all times.