Chelsom create custom lighting scheme for New York’s hippest new hotel
Chelsom worked closely with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and the Cardy Group to create a stunning custom designed lighting scheme for the guestrooms and suites of one of New York’s coolest new hotel openings, Thompson Hotels The Beekman. Located within the centre of Lower Manhattan district, the hotel is nestled between both the East and Hudson rivers and is surrounded by some of Manhattan’s most cherished attractions including the Brooklyn Bridge and the World Trade Centre.
The scheme was completely individual in its entirety as to be expected from MBDS and the lighting pieces designed for the project were no exception. Key pieces included Art Deco themed bespoke ceiling pendants in antique brass and frosted glass with laser cut detailing for the entrance lobbies to the suites, in addition to stunning mouth-blown smoke glass chandeliers which adorned all the guestrooms and suites. Bespoke orb ceramic table lamps in an olive green crackled finish complete with decorative collar were specified for the bedside along with a kitsch foo dog table lamp in imperial blue.
The lighting scheme was further supplemented by the addition of a striking desk lamp in the form of mouth-blown Venetian glass hand-painted egg in a plethora of vivid colours. The guestroom lighting scheme was completed by two floor lamps; the first being a fantastic metal fitting finished in matt black with a decorative wooden handle, teamed with a peacock blue French drum shade lined in gold to give a warm ambient light and create a subtle shimmer effect. The second piece was a retro feel angle poised metal floor standard with a solid marble base and brass detailing finished with a coloured can shaped head.
A duo of vintage inspired chrome wall sconces positioned either side of a centrepiece mirror adorn all bathrooms. Dimmable LED light sources are encased in moulded optical frosted glass to create a classic yet eclectic feel, one perfectly in-keeping with both the flawless interior scheme created by the team at MBDS and the historic building itself.