New York, New York
Completion Date: January 2009
Owner: Marc Jacobs International
Program: An expansion of Marc Jacobs' eighth-floor SoHo showroom onto the floor below, adding new showrooms for ready-to-wear and accessories, offices for sales and public relations, and an office for the company president, for a total of 10,000 square feet.
Design concept and solution: The Stephan Jaklitsch team sought to design an environment for buyers and editors continuous with the Marc Jacobs brand. The palette of materials—ebonized wood floors, custom sycamore millwork, nickel vitrines and lighting—recalls the Marc Jacobs stores, as does furniture by Christian Liaigre. Video monitors set into the showroom walls play images from the runway shows. The architects created a double-level executive suite, cutting away part of the seventh floor ceiling and adding a metal and glass staircase to connect the president's office below with Jacobs' above.
Stephan Jaklitsch Architects PC
115 West 27th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Sliding doors: Custom glass and stainless steel sliding doors designed by SJA fabricated by The Carlson Company.
Cabinet hardware: Cabinet hardware by White Chapel.
Suspension grid: Armstrong
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Custom sycamore millwork fabricated by The Carlson Company wraps the perimeter of main showroom and accessories showrooms.
Paints and stains:
Steel columns: Intumescent paint
Paneling: The Carlson Company
Plastic laminate: Wilsonart
Special surfacing: Armourcoat
Entry flooring tile: Absolute Black granite
Carpet: Stark Carpet in executive office
Chairs: Knoll International
Reception desk and sofas: Christian Liaigre
Tables: Christian Liaigre
Upholstery: Chairs upholstered in custom-blue leather and sofas upholstered in custom-red leather by Christian Liaigre.
Showroom overhead lighting fixtures: Custom designed by SJA in collaboration Axon Design.
Office overhead lighting fixtures: Legion Lighting
Controls: Lutron Electronics