Should you walk past 33 Greenwich St. in the West Village, you will pass by a set of epic solid oak doors we built for a wonderful new restaurant also called 33 Greenwich. The decor of the restaurant is a fun eclectic mix of mostly mid century design (designed by Kelly and Zachary from Kizmet) and the doors reflect that feeling. We also built the matching door frame and side lights. If properly cared for, these doors can last as long as the building. Interestingly, the doors had to go through an approval process with New York City Landmarks commission. If you step inside, you can also spot a long banquette designed and made by Geoff Howell Studio.
The new exhibition at The Thomas Cole Historic Site called "The Parlors" marks a turning point in the history of the museum. The West Parlor was restored as much as psossible to its original appearance during Thomas Cole's life. The walls have been painted in the color that he chose, the border that he himself painted has been revealed. Many of the original furnishings from the room are back in place and perhaps the new feature that has the largest impact is the inclusion of reproductions of his paintings as they originally hung in the room. For our part, Geoff Howell Studio was given the task of creating the reproductions, including period frames. The idea, since the painting are faux, is that the frames are faux as well, meaning that they are photographs of frames applied to a shaped substrate. In addition to the paintings in the West Parlor, the East Parlor also contains painting reproductions as well as a series of 7 framed projection screens. Many thanks to the wonderful people at the Thomas Cole Historic Site who were so helpful at every step of the way, and to Peter Aaron; the photographer of the first image in the series.
Flowers are in bloom in gardens across the globe, and, in Bloomingdales! Kenzo's new fragrance FLOWERBY manages to convey the delicate aroma of poppies. Here we see our custom made displays featuring large sculpted perfume bottles, pink plinths, rotating plinths, large lucite 3d letters and large format graphics. The display really Poppies!
As Beauty products are becoming more scientifically advanced, the artwork for many of these product are designed to reflect this complexity. For Bloomingdale's in Manhattan, Charlotte Tilbury's latest line "Magic Skin Care" brings the magic of science to the fore with chemistry inspired graphics. For our part, we produced delicate cutouts, polished metal risers and plinths as well as custom-made giant product factice, graphics and special lighting. The effect is purely (scientifically) magical.
It's bold, it's black, it's Versace! Promoting the latest Sunglass designs by the famous italian couturier, we added the requisite flair with hi-gloss plinths with 3d lettering, and series of video dsiplays. The effect is sleek and chic, much like the sunglasses.
Here's a looksie at at a (literal) pop-up shop we built and installed for Baccarat. We've been making a series of these oversized (popped-open) gift boxes with hand-crafted aluminum ribbon, special lighting and finished in the beautiful Baccarat red for various locations across the country.
Not your typical lawn ornaments, these pink flamingos writ large put forth an equally large longing for warm climes. Shipped direct to us from the Diesel headquarters in Italy, we assembled and installed them, along with the "Miami" vinyl graphic at two Diesel locations in Manhattan.
For New York's "Wonder Photo Shop" on 5th Avenue in the Flat Iron District we were asked to build and install the custom sea foam green tables with the effect of a beam of light painted on the back, tabletop and legs. To complete the effect, we also added a tinted sea-foam green vinyl to the storefront glass as well as the vinyl signage.