You are a designer who is planning to visit New York City during one of its many world-renowned design events or maybe you are simply a Big Apple aficionado, here is the New York City guide you were waiting for. The metropolitan atmosphere will let you taste the busiest city of the world with its distinctive noises and characteristic scenery and you will fall in love (again and again!). There is no need to explain anything: the “Big Apple” might, in fact, be one of the most famous cities in the entire world and certainly, not only you will have the opportunity to explore every corner and discover the real New York experience, but also you will be transported in another world, from which you will not want to leave (ever!). It will be the trip of a lifetime so, you can waste not even a New York minute. That’s what this New York City guide is about: discovering the best places to relax, sleep and eat. Let’s see together what all the fuss is about.
This boutique hotel, located at the heart of SoHo (11 Howard Street), is a very innovative hotel offering a new kind of conscious hospitality, based on collaborations with local business and nonprofits. Its goal is to offer a unique permanence in its 207 rooms – created by a collaboration between the firms Anda Andrei Design and Space Copenhagen – towards technological clientele, from self-check-in to smart room service deliveries.
The blond is the perfect space for guests to interact, mingle and relax after a long day at work with its dark and seductive atmosphere. If you feel famished, le Coucou has earned a Michelin star, thanks to the famous Stephen Starr and his redefinition of continental cuisine. You can’t miss the collaborations with contemporary artists such as Katie Yang, Dan Attoe and Hiroshi Sushimoto.
If you are missing your time spent in France, don’t worry! Here is the perfect hotel for you. Located near Madison Square Park, it is situated in a Beaux-Arts building fully restored by Jacques Garcia: he was inspired by his Parisian flat and, in fact, you will feel inspired everywhere, from the bohemian accent of the 168 rooms to the custom designed upholstery to the hardwood details.
You might eat the food prepared by the chef Daniel Humm in the airy atrium with its pyramidical glass roof or you might choose to drink a cocktail at the 24-foot-long mahogany bar right from the early 20th century. The expertly chosen accessories, the rich details, and the sumptuous atmosphere make this hotel one of the best experiences you could have.
If you are an oriental devotee, you can’t absolutely miss this taste experience. The mastery of Chef Masayoshi Takayama is based on intense training and appreciation for Shibui aesthetic. You might be taken away by a really simple but unique experience: every detail is carefully chosen to show the least constructed appearance. Giving an authentic taste of his artistic cuisine is the chef’s purpose. Be prepared for an excellent dinner!
Location: 10 Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019.
You are in New York but already miss the Mediterranean flavors of your home? Don’t worry! We have chosen the perfect spot for your next lunch. NERAI team offers a revisiting of Greek cuisine with a contemporary twist: with dishes like Kakavia to Papia Moussaka it will seem like experiencing a totally different setting for your meal. Go check yourself.
Location: 55 e 54th St New York, NY 10022.
MAD – Museum of Arts and Design
One of the best places where you can find an artistic vibe is the MAD Museum of Arts and Design, known around the globe for his global collection that goes back to the 1950s. The exhibitions try to give emphasis to the artisan and craftsmanship world, with its constant research of techniques and unlimited use of materials. The purpose of the museum is also educational: lectures, panels, and exhibitions take place in the building, with three studios open to visitors and capable of engaging them in the creative process. What are you waiting for?
Location: 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.
TOM DIXON STORE
The TOM DIXON STORE is oriented to both professionals and consumers and offers several services. Establishing a store in NYC has been a way for the brand to establish a different kind of interaction with consumers. As the store says, the catalog of products is centered on the motto: “extraordinary products for everyday use”. So, everything from accessories, lighting, and furniture can be explained at the store and purchased directly.
Location: 243 Centre St, Soho, New York, NY 10013.
Another boutique that deserves a place in our New York City guide is the L’OBJET boutique, established by its founder and creative director Elad Yifrach. The unique style of the products is an example of scrupulous craftsmanship and modern innovation to cater not only luxury products but also an experience of the global perspective and different cultures behind them.
Location: 370 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10014.
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