TRIBECA GRAND SALON

THE IRRELEVANCE OF TIME // The new Lounge in the Tribeca Grand Hotel was curated by Richard Klein of Surface Magazine. We were invited to design the space and to incorporate with 18 of the best modern Spanish designers and manufacturers. When researching their work it struck us that one of the companies, BD Barcelona, represents amazing Dali furniture. Dalí, of course, was known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work, as shown below in the The Persistence of Memory, a painting which epitomizes Dalí’s theory of ‘softness’ and ‘hardness’, which was central to his thinking at the time. Many also consider that the melting watches were there to symbolize the irrelevance of time, which, in the Tribeca Lounge, is of no relevance either.

INTERIOR DETAILS // The overall theme for the Lounge was a relaxed, luxurious, and dark glowy atmosphere, hence we selected these works on color, shape, and surrealist aspects [sofa’s with inserted lamps and tables, vases with faces, low tables with hollow shapes inserted, etc]. An important aspect in the design was that the selection of luxurious wallpapers, soft lighting, metallic curtains and screens, and furniture would designate specific areas, such as a bar area in dark plum leather, a lounging area in dark intimate colors, and the Dalilip sofa area with a deep red cloud of suspended lights above. All this, to result in a coherent spatial environment for the new Salon. 

INFO

Client: Spanish trade Commisioner, Mikel Orbe 

Curator: Richard Klein of Surface magazine

Project Type: Salon at The Tribeca Grand Hotel

Location: Tribeca, NYC

Status: Completed 2010

Design: Archi-Tectonics

Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam

Project Leader:  Pauline Magnusson

Photography: Floto & Warner Photography and Archi-Tectonics

 

 

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