Rich Brilliant Willing pairs their modern sensibility and streamlined aesthetic with the architectural gem at 70 Pine in New York.
Now housing the new hospitality concept, Lyric, the 65-story structure was once the third-tallest building in the world. It was also the home of the Cities Services Company, from where it supplied power for several cities across the U.S.
The structure is an Art Deco treasure trove, as well as an important harbinger of the industrial age. Just so, RBW’s Palindrome Chandelier—featured in the Lyric’s lobby—pays homage with its bent metal structure.
Palindrome’s tubular steel arms zig and zag, evoking electrical conduits while also conveying a hip Steampunk aesthetic. The LED diffusers attach to the steel structure, rotating freely on the axis to direct light where desired.
Lyric also features the RBW-authored Pastille Sconce: “With the bold geometric patterns of its glass surface accented by metal backings, Pastille’s design echoes the Art Deco sensibilities of Old Hollywood.”
Read more about RBW’s collaboration with the Lyric Hotel here.