With the renovation of Glen Raven’s original plant, Sunbrella has a new headquarters.Architects at New York City–based Tsao & McKownadded new interiors to the 1901 building, which now serves as Sunbrella’s home.
According to Textile World, the building was the first production facility owned and built by the Glen Raven Company. Spinning, weaving and finishing operations have moved to newer company facilities over time, leaving it open for opportunity. Leadership envisioned the space as Sunbrella’s headquarters.
Design elements include 118-year-old pine flooring and exposed brickwork; a glass curtain wall that lets in natural light; and a vertical garden that reaches the building’s second floor. Sunbrella fabrics are incorporated throughout, as roller shades, upholstery and custom drapery.
“The completed project captures our history through the building’s patina and our future through the thoughtful placement of Sunbrella textiles,” CEO Leib Oehmig said. “This isn’t just a brick building. It’s where it all started. And now it’s a place to create.”