A luxury apartment complex rises 40 stories in Seattle’s newest downtown skyscraper at the intersection of 2nd & Pine. The design team partnership, WTGBD, is composed of Seattle-based Weber Thompson and Portland-based GBD Architects. Also known as “Helios”, the building is a timeless, iconic and ultra-modern design featuring an inviting residential lobby. Marking the entry to this space is a custom backlit onyx desk consisting of two distinct geometric volumes. The color temperature of the backlighting is adjustable to create cooler or warmer scenes, depending on the characteristics of the onyx and the desired mood. Due to the extensive miters, this custom desk package was handled by GPI Design in a turnkey fashion.