Location, location, location! And in New York, the views and character of the apartment matter too! This 23rd Floor Studio Apartment, near all the activity of Manhattan’s Union Square, features a 40’ wide balcony and panoramic views north toward Midtown. But, for a couple looking to buy a pied-a-terre, it still lacked personality and a separate bedroom. Since building a wall would destroy the views from inside and wreck the overall open-ness of the unit, they were ready to walk away from the deal. So what happened? They called Daedalus Workshop, and we suggested installing a custom-designed, ‘porous’ dividing cabinet equipped with tall, sliding panels. It gives them room for books, audio equipment and open display space, and it keeps the overall loft-like spirit of the apartment intact. When needed, they get the separation and added privacy simply by closing the panels. Becoming a sculptural element within the space, the divider also hides wiring and up-lighting located on top of the unit. The idea convinced them to buy the apartment, and after adding a few more elements (a platform bed and headboard with storage; concealed shelving integrated into a cover for the wall A/C; suspended track lighting, and two, 8’ long, back-lit mirrors that reflect light and city views back into the space), they finally have that apartment with a separate bedroom plus all the views and character a New Yorker wants and in the location they want to be!