In the heart of Manhattan, opposite the cinematographic Grand Central station, is the emblematic Chrysler Building. Coinciding with ICFF, we visited the ICEX offices on level 44.
This is one of the most iconic buildings in New York, particularly as it has kept intact the art deco style of the 1930s. Designed by William van Alen, the facade is inspired by the replicas of some of the pieces of Chrysler cars, hence the name.
Luis and Lorena, from the Luis Eslava studio, have done a fantastic job in remodelling the ICEX offices in New York. We give special mention to the hall, where a spectacular Tea sofa by José Manuel Ferrero for Sancal welcomes us; and the room has a panel of more than 5 metres, made with wood veneers in collaboration with LZF-lamps, furniture by Bordonabe and Artica chairs by Rafa García also for Sancal. From an artistic point of view, it is particularly significant that the pieces created ad-hoc by Apparatu for this project were inspired by the hubcap of a Seat and collages made of recycled wood by the sculptor from Valencia Rubén Fuentes Fuertes - which express the 5 sectors that promote the Trade Office (wine, food, fashion, housing and finance).
Design team: Architecture: Luis Eslava