Interior glass panels at the reception area for US Venture Partners' new offices in Menlo Park, CA. Fabricated of textured kiln-formed glass, dichroic coated glass and stainless steel.
Moving from a park-like setting at their old offices, USVP's new offices are located on a busy boulevard surrounded by parking lots. The project architects and designers created an interior design that is clean and modern for the most part but with nature-inspired finishes and a slight unrefined edge to it.
In order to shield the view towards the parking lot and create a somewhat organic focal point compatible with the architecture in their new offices, the client and designers asked Daniel Winterich to develop a pivoting glass screen installation behind the reception desk.
Taking cues from the sloughs winding their way through the nearby salt marshes of the San Francisco Bay, this installation incorporates a fractal geometric pattern evident in the waterways developed by John Heighway, a NASA physicist, in the 1960s.
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