January 2, 2018
Interior Design Shop Presents Dada’s Custom-Made Kitchen Designs – In a metropolis known for its diversity, international luminaries get together on a new contribution to the iconic New York City skyline at 56 Leonard Street. The tower, designed by Pritzker Prize-winners Herzog & de Meuron, is a vertical expression of sculpted cantilevers and sparkling glass. Iconic and striking from the outside, careful details throughout every interior space, including the custom kitchens created by Dada’s Contract Division, show the thought and creativity at the heart of this project.
Image Source: Hill West Architects
The remarkable building at 56 Leonard Street, developed by the Alexico Group, comprises 146 residences, including 10 penthouses reaching skywards. The custom-made kitchens and bathrooms designed by Herzog & de Meuron are inspired by the shape of the sculptural structure of the building. Dada, specializing in kitchens under the Molteni Group, produced 146 bespoke kitchens prominently featuring rounded black lacquer islands with ingenious sliding granite tops. The dark islands are in contrast to glossy acid etched mirror glass cabinets which reinforce the context of Herzog & de Meuron’s linear exterior structure.
The brand also contributed with custom-made mirrored linen closets and 286 cabinets with mirrored sliding doors to reflect back the stunning views and achieve intimacy with and within the cityscape. The elegance of these artistic interiors is made possible only by the Molteni Group’s expert technology and craftsmanship in manufacturing.
“Our legacy is one of innovation and embracing new ideas”, said Molteni Group President and CEO Carlo Molteni. “Collaborating with Herzog & de Meuron to create a new design language was an enriching challenge and a natural ideological fit”. Other building amenities rigorously designed by Herzog & de Meuron and realized by Alexico Group include a library lounge, a 25-seat theatre/cinema, a children’s playroom, a catering kitchen, a fitness room and an outdoor/indoor pool with sundecks.
At street level, a specially commissioned work by British sculptor Anish Kapoor will be seamlessly integrated at the tower base, to be installed in 2018. Kapoor’s impressive sculpture, the artist’s first permanent public work in Manhattan, will impact and inspire at the new residential building’s entrance. As the gaze is drawn upwards, cantilevered overhangs like glass boxes magically balanced create dizzying views.
The result is an unprecedented dialogue between architecture and fine art. 56 Leonard is located in the distinguished TriBeCa neighbourhood of New York City. Known for its rich cultural history, fine restaurants, destination galleries, year-round festivals and architectural interest, TriBeCa is the perfect home for this new global landmark.
Source: CovetED Magazine