Friday, February 13th, 2009...9:03 pm
Mixing Old and New: Hudson Hotel NY
My brother is planning a trip to NYC and just sent me a link to the Hudson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen. I checked out the “visual tour,” and the interiors are blowing me away. Designed by Phillippe Starck and Ian Schrager and opened back in 2000, the Hudson’s look accomplishes exactly the pairing of ornamented Victorian frills + modern simplicity that I’ve imagined for my own space but decided I couldn’t pull off. And the added dose of rustic, masculine finishings is perfect!
I LOVE a healthy mix of old and new. In fashion, in interiors, in ideologies. (That came out nicely… coffee table book concept, anyone? Grin.)
Images above, copyright Morgans Group LLC.
Note how the baroque-style chairs seem to draw each area’s different looks together through the consistency of the shape. Starck released his Louis Ghost Chair two years later — the traditional Louis XV shape in a modern, translucent polycarbonate.