R E C E P T I O N D E S K S M A K E A N I M P O R TA N T I N I T I A L
S T A T E M E N T A B O U T T H E C O M P A N Y. T H E S I Z E A N D
R A N G E O F M AT E R I A L S U S E D I N T H E M C A N S E T
THE TONE FOR THE ENTIRE INTERIOR.
Patinated steel shapes support the sweeping arc of the
desktop, with its bullnosed edges, corrugated steel
privacy panel, and rosewood transaction shelf.
STUNNING FORM+FUNCTIONALITY The sweeping curve of the worksurface allows multi-
2005 4 WEEKS -BUILD+INSTALL 6,500- BOSTONART 22 DRYDOCK AVENUE, BOSTON
W E L L - D E S I G N E D W O R K S TAT I O N S H A V E T H E B E S T
ERGONOMICS AND CONNECTIVITY TO PROMOTE A
S T R E S S - F R E E E N V I R O N M E N T.
COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS Tops feature built-in internet and power supplies,
bullnose edges. Cylindrical steel bases, with welded
support arms, have quick-lock access panels.
ERGONOMIC DESIGN Various top diameters fit the varying class sizes.
DATE CLIENT DESIGNED BY DOUGLAS DARYMPLE, T S A
2001 8 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 45,000- HGSE HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE, MA
STEEL FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATION
DESK Desk has a minimal superstrut steel frame, with
inset lasercut patinaed inserts, and an assembled
collection of fossil fish, trilobites birds, ammonites,
and others. Features include minimal drawers on
accuride tracks, rotating pull-out CPU carrier,
leveling feet, concealed power strips, etc.
2006 2 WEEKS-BUILD 3,800- PRIVATE DESIGNED BY PHIL MANKER
L A R G E R TA B L E S T H AT S E AT 1 0 O R M O R E , A N D
C A N B E T H E S TA R T I N G P O I N T F O R M A N Y G R E AT
Beautiful, timeless materials, and ordering reality with a
MATRIX GRID TABLE
perfect grid, inspired this piece. 44 cut glass prisms,
casting rainbows, separate the grid from the Azurlite blue
glass top. Features include red-violet anodized aluminum
screws, honed black lace slate from Norway, legs with
TIMELESS MATERIALS curly sycamore veneers, and a series of playful
constructions in silver and yellow-enameled perforated
2002 10WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 10,500- NONE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE
A galvanized box truss frame has driftwood elements
inserted in its many rings. Patinaed copper ball finials
accent the corners. Legs are made up from many
staggered layers of avonite.
1998 10WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 9,000- PARTNERS+SIMONS 25 DRYDOCK AVE, BOSTON, MA
Deco wrought iron rail sections, custom cast acylic
prisms, copper finials, anodized aluminum cone,
prismatic stainless steel feet, and many other interesting
details make this table, which seats six, a genuine
AMAZING RANGE OF MATERIALS conversation piece!
1996 10WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 10,500- PARTNERS+SIMONS 25 DRYDOCK AVE, BOSTON, MA
Southern yellow pine beams are cut and sandblasted,
then bolted to heavy steel base plates to create strong
geometries. Top is Azurlite blue-tinted glass.
1997 5 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 6,000- PARTNERS+SIMONS 25 DRYDOCK AVE, BOSTON, MA
DUFFY CONE TABLE Solid maple triangulated fins connect the spun aluminum
legs to the center ring and bottom disc, weighted with a
steel cone. The circular glass top, with bullnose edge,
sits on bronze spheres.
1995 6 WEEKS-BUILD+SHIP 6,500- DUFFY DESIGN GRP 530 HARRISON AVE, BOSTON
S P E C I A L T A B L E S D E S I G N E D F O R P L A Y.
A sculpted acrylic frame holds a sumptuous needle-
pointed backgammon board, with an illusionary
dropped shadow, under glass. Built-in game-piece
tray. Drink holders at corners have radially
SCULPTED ACRYLIC perforated blue acrylic drip trays.
1987 14 WEEKS-BUILD 5,500- NONE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE
THE GAME CUBE
The clear acrylic cube can be rotated to play six
different games. Game pieces are held in clear
boxes in internal trays with snap-in doors. A lift-off
top tray gives extra room for the game being
FUN SIX WAYS played. The board designs are after Escher.
1985 6 WEEKS-BUILD 4,000- PRIVATE MANHATTAN
Coffee + Side Tables
A C C E N T TA B L E S T H AT C A N B E T H E F O C A L P O I N T
OF A ROOM.
Three concrete door pediments, and smoked acrylic
VAIL PEDIMENT TABLE shadow elements, are connected with copper bars.
Polished ball bearings on onyx blocks carry a
curved smoked glass top. Table was designed to fit
ARCHITECTURAL FACADE REBORN in front of a custom curved sofa in a ski house at
1999 5 WEEKS -BUILD 5,200- PRIVATE VAIL, COLORADO
PRISM TABLE Massive cast acrylic forms are prismatic and appear
to transcend the surface planes of the top and the
floor in this timeless piece.
1990 7 WEEKS -BUILD 4,900- PRIVATE LAKE FOREST, IL
CLEARSPAN TABLE This simple table has U-shaped/formed acrylic legs
that bolt to the radiused glass top with machined
stainless steel discs.
1985 2 WEEKS -BUILD 1,200- PRIVATE LAKE FOREST, IL, PONTE VEDRA, FLA
SEASHELL TABLE Stepped acrylic layers are cut in waves to mimic
beach sand at low tide. A shell collection sits under
a removeable glass top. Cylindrical legs are
MAN IMPROVES UPON NATURE
1982 4 WEEKS -BUILD 2,800- PRIVATE CHICAGO, IL
DOG SIDE TABLE Stepped acrylic layers are cut in waves to mimic
beach sand at low tide. A shell collection sits under
a removeable glass top. Cylindrical legs are
STRONG FORM limestone.
2001 3 WEEKS -BUILD 1,100- BOSTONART 21 DRYDOCK AVENUE, BOSTON, MA
Art + Sculpture
Strong accent pieces for corporate
M A J O R P I E C E S F O R C O R P O R AT I O N S T H AT T E L L A
S I M P L E S T O R Y A B O U T W H O T H E Y A R E A N D W H AT
Machined acrylic grids are edgelit with neon in this
LOBBY WALL PANEL
1987 3 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 14,000- HONEYWELL CANTON, MA
PROJECT A 12-panel panorama depicts aircraft from the proud 75-
NORTHROP year aviation history of Northrop, in their executive
headquarters. A combination of materials and
techniques includes stainless steel, photometal,
airbrushing, and applied carborundum. Phil Manker
A PROUD AVIATION HISTORY worked with art consultant Wayne Andersen’s Vesti
Corp, and Gensler.
1988 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 54,000- NORTHROP CORP. CENTURY CITY, LOS ANGELES,
An interactive collage of Northrop’s array of electronics
products and their applications. Interchangeable
aluminum panel system.
1988 6 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 21,000- NORTHROP CORP. CENTURY CITY, LOS ANGELES,
This mural combines 3 complete panoramas into one
image panel by segmenting them behind a wall of clear
acrylic rods. The dynamic refractive properties of the
Trigraph make it appear to constantly change as the
viewer moves around it, creating great visual drama!
Designed with Wayne Andersen’s Vesti Corp.
1988 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 62,000- NORTHROP CORP. CENTURY CITY, LOS ANGELES,
Multimedia mural panels depict the evolutionary flow of
plant and animal species through the geologic ages
along a wall at IBM’s headquarters in Manhattan.
EXECUTIVE CAFETERIA MURAL
1989 10 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 65,000- IBM IBM WORLD HEADQUARTERS, MANHATTAN
monster.com The playful icons of this worldwide internet job-search
company have been brought to life with a series of fully
detailed sculptures, and panoramic murals, for their
SCULPTURES + MURALS
offices around the world.
2000 MANY PROJECTS 4,500-TO 75,000- TMP WORLDWIDE MANHATTAN
WELLS FARGO A series of 20 brass panels, with macro silkscreened
graphics depicting historical stock certificates
HISTORICAL FINANCIAL IMAGERY
1986 8 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 40,000- WELLS FARGO SAN FRANSISCO, CA
CHEVRON Glowing macro plastic models of diatoms are
assembled in high relief on fabric-covered
honeycomb panels, carrying a seismic section
image. Diatoms are used by geologists to
DECORATIVE ANECHOIC PANELS date rock core samples in their search for oil
1996 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 41,000- CHEVRON PARK CALIFORNIA
Zildjian Three dimensional mural figures are airbrushed on P95
frosted acrylic, cutout in silhouette, and formed to free
stand in front of a cherrywood-framed macro lightbox
wall. Founding fathers of this old-world enterprise.
1984 10 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 22,000- AVEDIS ZILDJIAN & CO. NORWELL, MA
PURE FORMS AS EXPRESSIVE ACCENT PIECES
Welded, waterjet-cut CRPO steel over tubular steel
frames. Inspired by the wharf’s along Boston’s
waterfront. Installed in the Saltonstall Building lobby,
Boston. Designed by Howard Elkus, principal, Elkus/
STEEL LOBBY SCULPTURE Manfredi Architects.
2004 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 19,500- HOWARD ELKUS ELKUS/MANFREDI, BOSTON, MA
CYPRESS FORMS I+II
A steel sculpture with 600 formed plates welded to a
central tube is inspired by the cypress trees of Italy.
And another form, after the strictly weeping fir. This
STEEL TREE SCULPTURES sculpture is zinc galvanized.
2005 4 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 3,500- MHS ELM BANK, WELLESLEY, MA
This cast concrete low relief panel is a created Paleozoic
fossil landscape, with trilobites, brachiopods, anemones,
fluorite crystals, and other flora and fauna of the period.
This is one of a series. Applications may include wall or
CAST CONCRETE PANEL SERIES floor embedment.
2006 1 WEEK-BUILD 600- NONE
Inspired by the geometric basswood framework
constructions of Sol Lewitt, this set of 280 solid concrete
blocks can be stacked in any number of configurations.
Blocks have icons cut into their faces. Plexiglass and
STACKED BLOCKS-AFTER LEWITT steel base.
2007 4 WEEKS-BUILD 3,200- AVAILABLE
C U S T O M F I X T U R E S T H AT GO LIGHT YEARS
BEYOND THE ORDINARY!
Fantastic light fixture for the newly renovated Boston
Athenaeum replicates an old world view of the solar
system. Waterjet-cut aluminum, brazed copper
tubing, glass. Designed with Swartz/Silver
THE ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM Architects.
2002 12 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 27,500- BOSTON ATHENEUM 10 1/2 BEACON ST., BOSTON, MA
BLUE WHITNEY SCONCE
Fluorescents glow through the terraced layers of
sandblasted blue acrylic, casting an architectonic
light onto any space.
1995 2 WEEKS-BUILD 700- PRIVATE CHICAGO, IL
Wall + Ceiling
P A N E L S , S C R E E N S , A N D M U R A L S T H A T A R E B U I LT
I N T O T H E E X I S T I N G FA C A D E S , A N D I N T E R I O R
A splendid metallic painted aluminum skin is formed
into multiple compound curves, which are bisected
with a black granite slab, and punched through with
a thick acrylic logo and glass vitrines. All panel edges
MAJOR IDENTITY WALL are backlit with fibreoptics. Designed by Phil Seibert,
1999 14 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 86,500- HG WORLD HEADQUARTERS, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
CREATIVE OFFICE PAVILION
A series of expansive, impressionistic skyscape wall
murals painted on linen and applied to showroom
MURALS LET THE SKY IN
1995 6 WEEKS-CREATE+INSTALL 28,500- COP BOSTON DESIGN CENTER, BOSTON, MA
OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS Four suspended ceiling screens are covered with
crushed stainless steel cloth, metallic patinas are
applied to concrete columns. Minimal steel handrails,
SCREENS + FAUX FINISHES and faux finishes complete the look. Phil Manker
worked closely with TRO Jung/Brannen.
1986 6 WEEKS-CREATE+INSTALL 31,000- OE SUMMER STREET, BOSTON, MA
SHREVE’S EXTERIOR Relief, backlit façade lettering, crests etched in naval
brass, and ornate grills that replicate an old world
pattern create a sumptuous look for this purveyor of
LOGOS + SIGNAGE + GRILLS fine jewelry since 1796.
2007 5 WEEKS-CREATE+INSTALL 44,000- SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW BOYLSTON
S T R E E T,
PARTNERS + SIMONS
Structure with a dramatic array of brushed aluminum
pillars jutting through it’s walls, along with cascading
waves of folded stainless steel sheet. Drama is
SCULPTURAL INTERIOR KIOSK heightened with custom suspended low voltage
2001 9 WEEKS-CREATE+INSTALL 29,000- P+S 26 DRYDOCK AVENUE, BOSTON, MA
D E D I C AT E D STRUCTURES T H AT INTRODUCE
V I S I T O R S T O T H E C O M P A N Y, I T ’ S P E O P L E , A N D
PROJECT A set of beautiful sculptural forms house
PICTURETEL sophisticated corporate presentation tools,
including a ProCube videowall system, custom
digital clocks, and interactive welcome monitor.
INTERACTIVE KINETIC SCULPTURE Materials are steel, stainless steel, aluminum,
cherrywood, and PMS-colored acrylics.
DATE 1 6 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT
1997 142,000- PICTURETEL CORP. NORTH ANDOVER, MA
PROJECT Many free-standing displays in 6 rooms showcase a wealth of
OLD STATE HOUSE objects and collections from Boston’s history. These obelisk-
shaped cases optimize viewing from all sides, and incorporate
state-of-the-art conservation details like ultraviolet-filtering
BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT-NPS acrylic. Exhibits were created for the National Park Service in
honor of the nation’s Bicentennial.
DATE 2 8 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT
1976 124,000- NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BOSTON, MA
PROJECT This 64’L exhibit tells the story of a great
CHESHIRE MEDICAL CENTER institution through the balanced use of narrative
text, engraved years, photos, backlit timeline
milestones, inset artifact cases, and subtle
EXPANSIVE HISTORICAL TIMELINE iconography. History is brought to life. Designed
by Sarah Springer/TSA.
1998 20WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 85,000- CMC KEENE, NH
D E C LOBBY EXHIBITS An award-winning lobby exhibit features a
timeline with glass year dividers, a full-scale VAX
computer lineup, and internally lit building models
MULTI-LEVEL HISTORY showing the evolution of the computer
1987 18WEEKS-D&B+INSTALL 155,000- DIGITAL EQUIPMENT MAYNARD, MA
E Y E C AT C H I N G F O R M , A N D M O T I O N M A K E Y O U R
C O M PA N Y ’ S P R O D U C T S S TA N D O U T F R O M T H E
PROJECT This super custom booth has powerful graphics on
spring-tensioned fabric panels surrounding a
MARKETSOFT, 20’ X 40’ theatre. Features include a random-sequenced
message wall, an oval closing room, cylindrical
lightbox pylons, a dramatic rotating overhead logo
SUPER CUSTOM SHOWBOOTH sign, carpet with imprinted logos, and many other
2001 14WEEKS-BUILD+SHIP 120,000- MARKETSOFT CORP. LEXINGTON, MA
PROJECT A striking high-tech tradeshow exhibit features a
GOMEZ, 10’ X 20’ stainless steel backwall with graphics in relief, lit
with an infinitely variable color fluorescent lighting
system, custom printed carpet, moveable display
STATE-OF-THE-ART INLINE BOOTH towers, adjustable height seating, and many other
DATE 12WEEKS-DESIGN+BUILD+SHIP CLIENT
2007 80,000- GOMEZ INC. LEXINGTON, MA
GENZYME Extraordinary kinetic display demonstrates how
Genzyme Diagnostics LDL kit measures
cholesterol in the human body. Series of
AMAZING KINETICS! conveyors and rotating cylinders carry acetal balls
in an endless loop. This piece drew crowds!
2002 16WEEKS-BUILD+SHIP 78,000- GENZYME CAMBRIDGE, MA
Phil Manker wrote the script, designed and built
DECWORLD VIDEOWALL the sets, co-directed the movie shoots, and edited
+ produced the final program for this major
tradeshow feature presentation. Who says one
FEATURE PRESENTATION guy can’t do it all?
DATE 1 2 W E E K S - D E S I G N + P R O D U C E CLIENT
1992 132,000- DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORP. MAYNARD, MA
AMERICAN EXPRESS Elegance in simplicity.
1992 10 WEEKS-BUILD+SHIP 50,000- AMEX NEW YORK, NY
L I G H T + M O T I O N A G A I N C R E AT E A N I R R E S I S T I B L E
AT T R A C T I O N F O R R E TA I L C U S T O M E R S I N T H E
U LT R A - H I G H T R A F F I C M A L L E N V I R O N M E N T
PROJECT Cool interactive ball towers, moving shoe mobile,
and games make the shoe shopping experience
STRIDERITE an exciting one for children. These elements are
installed in 25 retail stores nationwide. Interior
designed by Elkus/Manfredi Architects. The
IRRESISTIBLE RETAIL DISPLAYS interaction observed has shown that motion does
DATE 2 2 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT
1995 245,000- STRIDERITE CORP. LEXINGTON, MA
Logos, and environmental graphics, for
corporate and healthcare
C O R P O R AT E LOGO SIGNAGE + GRAPHIC
S TA N D A R D S
THE GILLETTE COMPANY Cast bronze plaques with curved faces and bas
relief logos flank the entry doors. The lobby has a
sandblasted glass backlit logo panel with perfect
CEO OFFICE LOGO SIGNAGE blue gradation, and applied aluminum lettering.
GHK designed the interior.
DATE 1 0 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT
1997 52,000- GILLETTE BOSTON, MA
THE GILLETTE COMPANY A special corporate lobby logo sign with eight
floating layers of water-clear floor to ceiling
sandblasted glass, held in matrixes. Custom
NORTH ATLANTIC GROUP GLASS LOGO lighting responds inversely to exterior light levels.
DATE 1 2 W E E K S - B U I L D + I N S T A L L CLIENT
1994 65,000- GILLETTE BOSTON, MA
THE GILLETTE COMPANY
Complete design of a standards manual for
corporate facility signage in North America. And
logo signs for other divisions.
ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC STANDARDS
1992 10WEEKS-DESIGN 20,000- GILLETTE BOSTON, MA
IBM/LOTUS DEVELOPMENT New software product launch is accentuated with
a mobile, banners on custom column mounts, and
1997 6 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 80,000- IBM/LOTUS CAMBRIDGE, MA
GENERAL ELECTRIC CNC-machined backlit acrylic logo for GE’s
‘Factory of the Future’ for helicopter engines.
1992 4 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 15,000- GE LYNN, MA
JOHNSON & JOHNSON A discreet set of screen panels between the
reception area and executive offices. Laminated
Cesar Color glass with custom graphics on the
WORLD SCREEN vinyl interlayer. Polished brass captures the glass
at floor and ceiling. Interior design by GHK.
1990 6 WEEKS-BUILD+INSTALL 38,000- J&J LYNN, MA
COMPLETE WAYFINDING SYSTEMS FOR
C O R P O R A T E A N D H E A LT H C A R E
BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS
Production of 7,500 signs, 42 sign types, in 10
buildings. Innovative aluminum frame system with
changeable inserts. Environmental graphic
COMPLETE SIGNAGE SYSTEM system design by Jon Roll & Associates.
DATE 6 YEARS-PRODUCTION + CLIENT
1983-9 INSTALLATION 285,000- BETH ISRAEL LONGWOOD AVENUE, BOSTON, MA
HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTHCARE A wide range of wayfinding and directional
signage, with magnetic inserts, for twelve
facilities. Design by Steffian-Bradley Architects.
COMPLETE SIGNAGE SYSTEM
1991-94 3 YEARS-PRODUCTION +
INSTALLATION 145,000- HARVARD PILGRIM BROOKLINE, MA
Phil has worked with a wide range of clients
in many ﬁelds, worldwide
Phil Manker works hard!
Here he is, welding Corten steel planters for
around 99High St., Boston.