Lobby – New York, NY

New York, NY

Architect & Design:
Design Republic

Wall Fabrication:
Desu Design

Interior Wall Cladding:
DUSK north american white oak
Plain Sawn – Select Grade
3/4″ (4mm wear layer) Thick X 10″ Width
Tongue & Groove, Endmatched, Microbeveled Edges and Ends

About the Project

In the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, 155 W 23rd street is warm and welcoming yet decidedly modern. The use of DUSK north american white oak contrasts the bright lighting and earthy green logo. While the lobby is compact, it feels much larger with the compelling angles of the three-dimensional white oak feature wall.

Upon walking in the front door of the commercial property, one immediately notices the green “155” beside circular cut outs of the same color. Simple but striking, the color scheme also utilizes gold trim around the elevator doors and framing the white oak cladding.

The one complexity of the lobby is the construction of the feature wall. A direct contrast to the light-colored, flat wall on the opposite side of the room, the angular wall is made from DUSK white oak and features three-dimensional convex and concave shapes.

DUSK is an original cut white oak with a textured surface. Original cut is a way of cutting the log that incorporates plain sawn, rift sawn and quarter sawn grain patterns and all grades and character marks into the final product. DUSK is pre-finished with our hardwax oil which is natural, non-toxic and 100% VOC-free. our hardwax oil produces a durable, matte finish that respects the natural look and feel of the wood.

Design Republic is on a mission to foster strong, honest relationships with each of their clients to collaboratively create best-in-class work. This honest, process-driven approach is what enables them to be efficient and adaptable, and deliver impeccable design work every single time.

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