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The Highlights: It’s New York, so maximization and flexibility are key design plusses of any guestroom in the city. At the 286-room Moxy East Village, creative solutions reign, such as the canopy beds with embedded television and clever storage space. Industrial-style windows let in an abundance of natural light, and custom glass dividing walls spraypainted with graffiti tags and stencils of NYC landmarks showcase some grit.
Further still, the design embraces the unique character of its iconoclastic neighborhood. Rockwell Group aimed to capture the spirit of the East Village, allowing guests to uncover its many historical threads. Interiors are based on a kind of urban archaeology, with the hotel’s 13 floors loosely conceived as homages to different eras in the East Village’s past and present, as well as a projection of its future.
Design Firm: Rockwell Group, New York | Architecture Firm: Stonehill Taylor, New York | Client: Lightstone, New York | Operator: TAO Group New York | Purchasing Firm: HPG International | General Contractor: C&A Seneca | Lighting Design: BOLD| Art Consultant: Rareculture | Art & Accessories: BMI Gaming (Skeeball@ Lounge); Mirror Image; RAREculture LLC (Rug) | Furniture: E15; Bla Station; Bruno Faucz; Design Within Reach; Hay; Kettal North America; Medio Design; Moroso; Munna; MyFace; Okha; Stellar Works; RG Design; Sanzone Studio Manufacture; West Elm | Lighting: Atelier de Troupe; Brendan Ravenhill; Foscarini; RG Design; CRW Manufacture | Signage: RG Design; Manhattan Neon Manufacture | Photo: Michael Kleinberg