Client: US Venture Partners
Location: Menlo Park, CA, United States
Completion date: 2015
Hawley Peterson Snyder
Linda Del Crognale
Cottage Gate Interiors
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.