AMALIA / NEW YORK, NY / 6,500 SQUARE FEET
Inspired by the salons and galleries of 18th century Europe, Amalia provides a modern take on traditional elegance. On the first floor, wood wall panels, Chinoiserie wallpaper, embroidered jewel-toned fabrics, French oak herringbone wood floors, Murano glass chandeliers and flickering candlelight are reminiscent of grand European palaces. Cantilevered off of the existing stone foundation walls, the illuminated glass stair with floating mosaic tile treads takes you on a journey from the first floor to the romantic, lower level. SLDesign has created a space that will capture the interest of guests and provoke their imaginations.
STONE LOTUS / CHICAGO, IL / 4,250 SQUARE FEET
Inspired by the exotic pleasures and serene tranquility of Asia, Stone Lotus is designed as an escape from the ordinary. It is an immersive experience that fuses the energy of an exclusive lounge with the luxurious surroundings of an upscale spa. Using a combination of warm woods and metals, sustainable materials, soft textures, and rich natural colors, Stone Lotus offers a sophisticated, yet unpretentious luxury environment that affirms life, renews the spirit and embraces our connection with nature.
OPIUM ROOM AT TAO / LAS VEGAS, NV / 3,000 SQUARE FEET
Designed to complement the award-winning interior of Tao Restaurant in Las Vegas, the Opium Room at Tao explores the use of natural materials and Asian-inspired motifs in a contemporary, sensuous setting. Themes of light and reflectivity figure prominently throughout reflecting the energy of the room, while honed slate and walnut wood accents ground the light reflecting materials and reinforce the connection with the natural environment. Inspired by the structure of a traditional Chinese abacus, a 40”-0” feature wall consists of thousands of walnut beads in a black walnut frame with hand-tooled joints and 750 hand-blown amber glass beads backlit to form the Chinese symbol for longevity.
ASPEN / NEW YORK, NY / 3,400 SQUARE FEET
Inspired by the vintage feel of 1970s ski lodge, Aspen features rustic barnwood, Nordic pine ceiling panels and custom painted murals of Aspen forests. The lounge features turn of the century, hand-blown glass pendant lights, leather banquettes and a copper bar embossed with a Aspen leaf pattern of copper nailheads. The center piece of the dining room is a communal table surrounding an open fire place with a custom carbon-steel hood around which guests gather for the ultimate apres ski experience.
MARQUEE / NEW YORK, NY / 6,000 SQUARE FEET
Inspired by classic modernism and evocative of the wood paneled interiors of the stylish, New York men clubs of the past, Marquee was designed in collaboration with Phillip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects. An ultralounge featuring unique architectural elements and handsome finishes, Marquee is the ultimate space for entertaining; a theatrical setting for a see and be seen crowd. The redesign by SLD enhanced the sense of movement and excitement by using lenticular finish materials and lighting effects to energize the space, including a custom fixture with curvilinear arms and a polycarbonate prismatic shades that diffract and diffuse the light sources and echo the sculptural curve of the dramatic main stair.
BRÛlÉE / 32° LUXE LOUNGE / ATLANTIC CITY, NJ / 2,500 SQUARE FEET
A dessert restaurant and luxe lounge designed in collaboration with Daroff Design Inc., Brûlée / 32° is a contemporary design statement featuring mirror reflective and transparent surfaces ensuring that the see and be seen crowd will keep things hot. More than 100,000 crystals enclosed in a mirror reflective, fiber-optic illuminated chocolate sky hang like snowflakes overhead surrounding a reflective mirage chandelier. The rich red bar glows opposite the entry, inviting guests into the action. Warm ash wood panels, caramel-colored upholstered lounge seating, faux pony skin banquettes and low level lighting enhance the seduction and change the mood, while keeping your toes from freezing.
WESC / NEW YORK, NY / 1,100 SQUARE FEET
Designed for a street fashion company rooted in skateboard subculture, WESC New York is an experiential and interactive concept store designed to reinforce the brand energy and clean aesthetic. Design elements including light conducting polymer wall panels that respond to shadows and moving light, an articulated ceiling inspired by the urban landscapes of street skating, and light changing effects controlled by a seismic sensor and triggered by the movement of the subway below activate the space and respond to the environmental context of the store SoHo location.