ANDREE COOKE'S interior projects include Spring Studios New York, a 150,000 sq ft events space and fashion photography facility which opened in 2015. The Studios are 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 created a different feeling for each room so that each has its own distinct style, combining the art and furniture to create a rhythm and dialogue of colour, themes and eras across the space. Careful curation and attention to detail is what makes for her crisp, seamless finish.
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.
Each of the spaces in Spring Studios has a gallery-like quality with white walls and stripped clean wooden floors and it was important that in a space where every art work and furniture piece is very much on show that ‘less is more’; making each element in the room distinct and exemplary in its own right.
Housed in the same building as Spring Studios, New York is Spring Place - a new collaborative workspace and social membership club opened in June 2016. A unique social and professional experience combined, Spring Place provides its members with the hospitality of a boutique hotel, the exclusivity of a private members’ club and the services of a world-class professional office suite, redefining work, leisure and cultural life for a select community of global influencers, creative entrepreneurs and industry leaders.
Cooke curated the interior furniture look for the company, provided over 300 design elements comprising, vintage and contemporary edition furniture, rugs and lighting. She created eight lounge areas, including a music room (pictured), and sunken living room (pictured), two large dining rooms, a communal workspace for one hundred members, which includes a unique commission by Martino Gamper (a communal work table for 33), reception areas, nine executive suites, conference rooms and boardrooms. Distinctive of her unique style Cooke again combined stunning new commissions with high end vintage pieces.
Cooke works on interior projects with a team of vintage specialists, restorers and upholsterers, delivering projects internationally. Previous projects include furniture and art interior curation for a large-scale innovation centre in London for a multi-national company and private client projects.