Commercial Kitchen at BrainPOP Offices

Architect: Perkins + Will, Washington DC, Kitchen Designer: Kobi Aharon
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This commercial kitchen project was a collaboration between Cesar NYC and Perkins + Will Architects. Here, we were asked to create an office pantry for BrainPOP, an internet service institution based in Manhattan that focuses on educational services.

BrainPOP’s offices are located in the Masonic Hall in NYC’s Flatiron District, an iconic building that was built in 1873 and has been a fixture of the district since. BrainPOP wanted its offices to have a residential feeling, and asked Cesar NYC and Perkins + Will Architects to create a corporate pantry that reflected that feeling and gave employees the impression of being away from their work. The space needed to be professional but also be perceived as a place where recreation and relaxation could occur.

Our Cesar kitchen designers used Cesar’s UNIT kitchen model to create a large, freestanding kitchen island. UNIT’s uniqueness is paired here with a gray elm wood finish, which is neutral and calming. Our Cesar Maxima 2.2 kitchen model was also used in the kitchen space, which includes three panel ready refrigerators, two microwave ovens, and open shelving, which was chosen both for its aesthetics and its function. The cabinets have a white gloss lacquer finish, which draws in natural light from the space’s large windows and acts as a nice contrast to the gray of the island and the wooden floor. This was an exciting project and allowed our Italian kitchen designers to work closely with the architects at Perkins + Will Architects to create a space that helps, enriches and inspires the work BrainPOP does on a daily basis.

Photographer © Costas Picadas