Calm and elegant and filled with art, the Conrad New York Midtown took its design inspiration from a contemporary art collector’s upscale Midtown residence. Stonehill Taylor was responsible for transforming the 54-floor former London New York Hotel into a sleek and modern space.
Stonehill Taylor worked with boutique art consultancy Visto to curate the Conrad’s art collection. Upon entering, guests are ushered in to a grand yet serene lobby space. Here, they are greeted by a large, lifelike sculpture, Leda and the Swan by Carole Feurman. Hanging above the sculpture is an installation of lighting art by Preciosa. Five ‘threads’ of polished brass weave across the ceiling, glowing with two sizes of clustered opal glass globes. The combination of sculpture and light creates a grand, contemporary space.
More custom Preciosa lighting can be found in the hotel’s suites and apartments. All the suites evoke the sense of a private pied-a-terre and feature luxurious textures and materials in a neutral palette. Ceiling lamps are created using a brushed brass metal canopy with suspension tubes and three opal frosted glass shades. The Atrium flat and Penthouse 54 suite each feature a stylish hanging light with seven opal frosted pendants suspended from grey fabric-wrapped cords. More than 60 floor lamps and four bedside wall sconces round out the refined and modern lighting from Preciosa.