The New Yorker Hotel Elevator Cabs
New York City
The 43 story Art Deco New Yorker Hotel opened in 1930, around the same time as other Art Deco icons – the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. Sparsely ornamented, the New Yorker Hotel’s Art Deco design relied on bold massing and deep recesses to create an impressive edifice. Nikola Tesla spent his last decade in near seclusion in room 3327.
SPWA has been commissioned to update the contemporary, nondescript elevator cab interiors. Taking a cue from existing exterior ornaments, we are proposing 3D printed details in the cab in order to save weight and to be a cost effective way to create a design fitting for the Art Deco legacy.