New York’s iconic Morgans Hotel will next month unveil a contemporary new look created by interior designer Andrée Putman.
The French designer first crafted the Madison Avenue site’s dramatic black-and-white interior back in 1983, forging the brand’s reputation for design-led, understated chic within the luxury hotel market.
Putman’s latest redesign remains faithful to the hotel’s trademark monochrome palette, while adding softer, more contemporary gradations of white, grey and black tones which, she says, ‘moves the design forward, without changing its unique character’.
New design additions include a bespoke cutting-edge art installation by French design collective Traffik to light the ceiling of the hotel lobby. Lacquered tables by 1930s designer Jean-Michael Frank will accent the reception area of the hotel, while in the guestrooms the use of La Notte bedside lamps and Corian tables strives to achieve an atmosphere of sophistication and understated luxury.
Over the past 25 years, the boutique hotel group – which includes London’s iconic Sanderson and St Martin’s Lane hotels – has used top designer Philippe Starck to mastermind its cutting-edge interiors.
Putman’s latest refit will be her third for the New York boutique hotel. The last time she refurbished the premises was in 1996.
The newly refurbished Morgans Hotel will be accepting new bookings from 5 September.
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