Conde Nast Cafeteria

    New York, New York, USA

    Photo Credits: Courtesy of Arup Lighting

    Colorful cafeteria creates employee haven

    The corporate cafeteria within Conde Nast’s New York headquarters provides a colorful respite from the daily grind. The 1,115 square meter (12,000 square foot) space is architecturally lit entirely by a Color Kinetics LED system—no conventional light sources are used.

    The space encompasses approximately 90,000 individually controlled nodes of iColor Flex SL, (now specified with Flex Compact gen3, RGB) which line the ceiling and walls behind monolithic glass for a smooth, diffused effect. Seven unique light sequences were programmed as a base number of looks for the space, with the intent to invite outside artists to create temporary light exhibits.

    The award-winning project perfectly exemplifies the use of dynamic light as an element of architecture itself.
    Project credits

    Lighting Design:

    Arup Lighting


    Skidmore, Owings and Merrill

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