BLUEPRINT AWARDS 2016
Andrée Cooke UK shortlisted in Best Non-Public Project Commercial for Spring Studios + Spring Place, New York, USA
Andrée Cooke's interior curation project, Spring Studios NY is a 150,000 sq ft events space and fashion photography facility opened in 2015. The Studios spread across three floors, where Cooke was hired to furnish 5 VIP suites, 7 high-end meeting rooms and lounge areas with 70 art works and 255 furniture pieces. The clients' brief focused on specific eras of furniture they personally liked; 1950s French, 1970s Brazilian and mid-century Scandinavian; combined with a ‘brutalist’ feeling as well as high-end luxury and comfort. Cooke worked closely with Mark Loy, Spring Studios CEO, to create the aesthetic for the studios, which combines bespoke contemporary design pieces with vintage furniture and newly commissioned art works.
Housed in the same building as Spring Studios, Spring Place (its sister company), is a new collaborative workspace and social membership club opened in June 2016.
Cooke curated the interior furniture look for the company extending the previous brief to provide over 300 vintage and contemporary edition furniture pieces, rugs and lighting for the 130,000 sq ft interior. She curated 8 lounge areas, including a music room, and sunken living room, 2 large dining rooms, a communal workspace, which includes a unique commission by Martino Gamper, reception areas, 9 executive suites, conference rooms and boardrooms. Distinctive of her unique style Cooke combined stunning new commissions by Makina and Sam Orlando Miller with high-end vintage pieces.
Cooke worked on this project with a team of vintage specialists including Nicholas Chandor; on the conceptual design development with Paul Crofts and interior architect and designer Antonio Di Oronzo from Bluarch.