Lighting Designer SBLD Creates Fixtures for One World Trade Center
Designed by Gensler, One World Commons is an amenity space strategically situated on the 64th story of 1 World Trade Center, where it unites the upper and lower sections of the 104-floor tower in a communal setting. The 25,000-square-foot Commons offers tenants a work café for casual meetings or quick coffee break; a social hub with a game room equipped with ping-pong tables, video games, and billiards; and large rooms for town hall-type meetings, as well as health and wellness activities like yoga.
Working with lighting designer SBLD Studio (whose portfolio includes the MET Breuer, The New York Times headquarters, and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum), luminare manufacturer Stickbulb created two customized versions of its Truss chandelier: one elongated version involving six modules of Stickbulb’s X design inspired by hexagonal forms found in nature, and another using two modules. Russell Greenberg, cofounder of Stickbulb with Chris Beardsley, said, “The interior specifications for this project called for polished nickel, requiring a new aesthetic direction for the hardware. We produced a test sample of hand-plated nickel, and found it very successful both in terms of finish and reflective light quality.”