The power of design to affect change
The development team behind the new family of award-winning 1 Hotels (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Miami) is driven by a passion for design and a commitment to authenticity and sustainability. At the heart of their vision for a new kind of hotel experience, is the intentional and creative use of 'natural materials.'
At 1 Hotels, it’s our intention to reconnect people with nature through good design and to do it sustainably. We’re constantly inspired by what we find in our environment and seek to bring the outside in...
One of the deeper intentions driving our design ethos is an idea that if you can create empathy or appreciation in things derived from nature, people are more likely to place more value on those objects. So by using natural materials, we hope to affect a change in the way people value nature.
Whether it be beetle kill pine in the halls of 1 Hotel South Beach, Reclaimed Redwood from nearby water towers for 1 Hotel Central Park, or living plants in each room, all have been placed there deliberately to engage the senses and bring our guests closer to the natural world.
Throughout the development of 1 Hotel Central Park, The Hudson Company worked closely with both the project designers AvroKO and the client to kit out 1 Hotel Central Park with a wide range of high-quality, high-character reclaimed wood flooring, paneling, and beams products, as well as several one-of-a-kind wood installation pieces (see photos above and below).
Bringing The Outside In: A wide range of Reclaimed Wood at 1 Hotel Central Park
Included at the extraordinary new 1 Hotel Central Park is 50,000 square feet of 8" wide Select Harvest Oak [Silt Finish] flooring, 30,000 square feet of Reclaimed Barn Siding [Grey Board], 50 Reclaimed Hand Hewn Beams, 1,500 square feet of Reclaimed Redwood [NYC Water Tanks], 2,000 feet of Reclaimed Mixed Softwoods [Threshing Floor, Old Face], Reclaimed Travaux Maple [New Face, Chevron] flooring, and a custom finished, debarked Spalted Elm Stump.
To learn more about 1 Hotel Central Park, visit their official website. To learn more about how you can elevate your next design project with any of the Reclaimed wood products mentioned or show here, please contact us today.
All photos courtesy of 1 Hotel Central Park. Photos by Eric Laignel.