Founded in 1994, a special group came up with the commitment to make cities a better place to live. Thus, Handel Architects were born with the idea that their architecture and design could make a positive difference in the world. Now, with over 180 architects and designers, Handel Architects has crafted works that span over numerous countries creating a cross culture impact. 

Some of their buildings include The National 9/11 Memorial in NYC, the Millennium Tower in Boston, and the Shangri-La at the Fort in the Philippines. Their work ranges from residential, office space, and even retail. For them, there’s no limit to what their sustainable architecture can accomplish.


Every designer has their secret sources on inspiration. Taking innovation to the next level and bringing anything from ordinary to extraordinary. Getting ideas from other works of art and designs is very common.  

You may be tempted to think of great architecture as purely exterior design. But the beautiful shapes and angles of a city building, or intricate details of an old home, can easily be repurposed in interior design inspiration.


Taking inspiration from a building in our hometown of New York City, VIGO’s in-house design team created this custom Matte Stone Kitchen Sink. VIGO's team of expert designers loved the angular columns that support the building and pulled ideas from those when creating the sink. 

This 20-story building, created by Handel Architects, stands on 170 Amsterdam Avenue and sits between Central Park and the Lincoln Towers. With such a narrow area for building, the architects needed an innovative solution to maximize the interior space. They moved the structure to the outside of the building, freeing up spaces that would have been occupied by columns. With the angular columns now on the outside, they give the building an appearance of a façade in motion.

It was easy for VIGO to pick inspiration from this building, integrating the columns into the sinks design. To see more projects from Handel Architects and to find your own inspirations, check them out here.

To contact VIGO and start your custom project, check us out here.