Shake Shack HQ

Interiors: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Contract Furniture: Uhuru Design

Lighting Supplier: Design Within Reach

Photos: Phoebe Streblow courtesy of Uhuru, Photo above: Chase Daniel courtesy of Michael Hsu

Founded in 2004, Shake Shack owns, operates, and licenses more than 180 Shake Shack restaurants, known as ‘Shacks’, in the United States and internationally. Here guests enjoy modern day versions of roadside burger stand fare - delicious burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, crinkle-cut fries, shakes, frozen custard, beer, wine & more. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture has recently designed the interior of Shake Shack’s new Varick Street headquarters, working in close collaboration with Uhuru Design’s bespoke contract furniture division for unique custom furnishings. Uhuru Design’s live-edge walnut slab reception desk is a statement piece indicating entry to a unique work environment. Their Minim benching system in white oak and black steel provides over 200 seats, each workspace uniquely lit by an Anglepoise Type 75™ desk lamp. Uhuru Design also provided custom conference and breakout tables, as well as the iconic Shake Shack chairs and stools that can be seen throughout. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture carefully selected other furnishings to complement a myriad of various office functions, including comfortable sofas and chairs for lounging in the large common area designed to capture the feel of Madison Square Park, Shake Shack’s first location.