Installation In Focus: 1 Hotel Central Park, NYC

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1 Hotel Central Park: A Different Kind of Hotel

Starwood Hotel Group has long been a leader in high design and luxury hospitality around the world. With their new line of 1 Hotels (Manhattan, South Beach, and Brooklyn), Starwood is again bringing design to the forefront of the hotel experience — now with an elevated emphasis on sustainability, authenticity, and the beauty of nature. The development of 1 Hotel Central Park started with a broad concept. According to Starwood CEO Barry Sternlicht: “The world around us is beautiful and we want to do our best to keep it that way. We want to make an impact by reinventing the industry standard for socially responsible hospitality. We want 1 to be a different type of hotel.”

Located at the corner of 58th Street and Sixth Avenue, 1 Hotel Central Park is just one block south — only 100 steps, in fact — from Central Park. And like Central Park itself, the idea behind 1 Hotel was to create a retreat within the city where guests could escape and refresh. New York-based firm AvroKO developed the design for this innovative, 229-room, 110,000-square-foot urban oasis and, from the beginning, meticulously pursued the use of sustainable materials and locally sourced building solutions. The design team worked to complement the building’s existing structure (including exposed concrete ceilings and floors, steel columns and beams, and terracotta block walls) by utilizing materials to enhance the authentic feel of the hotel, including locally made furniture, handmade textiles, and a wealth of indoor greenery (24,000 indoor plants!).

A Diverse Spectrum of Custom-Milled Wood Surfaces

Among the wide range of natural and local materials incorporated into AvroKO’s designs for 1 Hotel Central Park is a diverse spectrum of Hudson Company wood products — from reclaimed flooring and paneling, to historic hand-hewn beams and one-of-a-kind custom statement pieces. Through close collaboration with The Hudson Company, AvroKO was able to incorporate a range of unique wood surfaces that reinforce the hotel’s strong design concept and its goal of “bringing the outside in.” From the hotel’s street-level entrance and lobby spaces, to the guest rooms, fitness center, and presidential suites, a variety of carefully selected Hudson Company wood surfaces can be found throughout 1 Hotel Central Park. The surfaces include 50,000 square feet of Hudson Company Silt flooring, 30,000 square feet of Reclaimed Barn Siding, 50 Reclaimed Hand-Hewn Beams, Reclaimed Gym Flooring (salvaged from the old University of Wisconsin basketball court), Reclaimed Redwood (sourced from retired NYC water tanks), Reclaimed Threshing Floor, Reclaimed Travaux Maple flooring, and a custom-finished, debarked Spalted Elm Stump in the hotel’s lobby.

A Hotel Unlike Any Other in New York

"The natural and local materials emerged as the heart of the design, allowing us to celebrate and enhance their inherent richness with minimal touches, including a warm color palette and atmospheric lighting,” says AvroKO principal Greg Bradshaw. “Our goal was to leave the space feeling somewhat unadorned so the materials and core of the space could speak for itself." All of this careful material sourcing and eco-minded design makes 1 Hotel Central Park a boutique hotel unlike any other in New York City — one that brings the outside in, provides a unique parkside respite for travellers, and, as Ann Abel at Forbes put so well, “feels alive in a way that few others do.”

>> This installation profile originally appeared in The Hudson Company Journal, Volume 2 - click to learn more about our new print journal and catalogue.

>> See more photos and product details from this design installation.

Installation In Focus: Sunnyfield Farm

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A Classic Home 8 Years In The Making

Overlooking the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley is the idyllic Sunnyfield Farm, a horse farm and traditional Georgian-style home in Millbrook, New York.

The Hudson Company was honored to play a role in the development, design, and construction of the home — a project spanning more than eight years, including a research trip to the Swedish countryside for inspiration and materials. This passion project required not only a very close client-designer relationship but also an ongoing dialogue with The Hudson Company. The result of these close partnerships is a residential installation project that features some of our most ambitious flooring details to date, including 10" Reclaimed Heart Pine flooring sourced from historic New York City townhouses; custom-milled, extra-long White Oak floor planks;  and Reclaimed Redwood specially milled for Sunnyfield’s trim work. 

Throughout the process, lead architect Cynthia Filkoff of Di Biase Filkoff Architects was attuned to her client’s high standard of quality and beauty. “We were initially asked to transform the preexisting modernist house into a traditional Tudor,” Filkoff explains, “but after living in the original house for a year, the client decided that the quality of the construction was inadequate. It made more sense to tear it down and build a new home.”

In time, the team at Di Biase Filkoff came up with a solution that would meet the client’s exacting criteria: a proper brick Georgian home with Swedish-inspired interiors connected to the magnificent land and views. In order to find the right balance of craftsmanship and aesthetic, Filkoff traveled to the client’s summer home in Fiskebäckskil, Sweden. “In Sweden, I was able to study the wood-centric, old-world architecture that the client admired so much. What I found there was an aesthetic that was rich in handcrafted details. It was inventive and playful, both inside and out. Ultimately, these were the kind of details that we worked to incorporate at Sunnyfield.”

Along with a detailed list of high-quality, sustainable material specifications, the choice of wood flooring was critical to the aesthetic and design of the home. “When it came to flooring,” Cynthia recalls, “the client was committed to creating a wood floor that reflected the antique floors of classic Swedish homes. The details had to be authentic.” From here, Di Biase Filkoff turned to The Hudson Company, who encouraged the designers to incorporate two complementary flooring types: Reclaimed Heart Pine and White Oak.

The Reclaimed Heart Pine milled for the Sunnyfield project was sourced from a row of historic townhouses on New York City’s Upper East Side and then milled to a width of 10” to reflect the flooring Filkoff had researched in Scandinavia. The White Oak flooring planks, installed in the home’s ground floor, were sourced from purpose-cut trees, hand selected from private timber stands. The trees were air-dried, kiln-dried, and custom milled to meet the architect’s designs. Along with an intricate wagon wheel pattern for Sunnyfield’s dining room, Filkoff also designated that much of the White Oak would be milled into extra-long planks that could span from the home’s front entrance all the way to the back door. At 10” wide and ranging from 10’ to 24’ in length, these extraordinarily long oak planks create a striking and unique aesthetic for the home’s ground floor. In addition, Reclaimed Redwood, sourced from decommissioned New York City rooftop water tanks, was used to outfit the home’s custom door and window frames and interior trim.

In the end, what made the Sunnyfield project such a glowing success was the sustained and passionate attention to detail by everyone involved: the client, the designers, and a wide array of talented craftspeople. Looking back, Filkoff remembers the project collaboration with special fondness. “Working with The Hudson Company exceeded our expectations on every level: from their knowledgeable insight and expertise, to their creative ideas, to their ability to source and deliver materials on time and on budget,” she says. “Throughout the project, the collaboration was exceptional. The Hudson Company enhanced the entire process. You know, I could go on and on about this project. Sunnyfield was such a labor of love.”

This installation profile originally appeared in The Hudson Company Journal, Volume 2 - click to learn more about our new print journal and catalogue.

Introducing The Hudson Company Journal, Vol 2

Introducing the All New Hudson Company Journal, Volume 2

The new issue of The Hudson Company Journal  celebrates the people, products, and projects at the heart of who we are, goes behind the scenes at our mill in upstate New York, and takes an in-depth look at the best of our design installations, including our floors for the new Whitney Museum of American Art.

The Hudson Company Journal, Vol 2 is a tool to help designers and homeowners envision ways to use custom wood flooring, paneling and beams in your next design project.

Stop by our ManhattanBrooklyn, or Pine Plains Showroom to pick up your copy of The Hudson Company Journal Volume 2.

 

*Read A Digital Version of The Journal Here*

The Hudson Company + Camp Wandawega Sneak Peak

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Reclaimed Softwood Threshing Floors at Camp Wandawega, Wisconsin

Camp Wandawega, located near Elkhorn, Wisconsin and established in 1925, is a place quiet unlike any other in America: an historic landmark, a vintage summer camp, and (among other things) a former brothel and speakeasy! Today Camp Wandawega has been lovingly preserved by its owners / innkeepers David and Tereasa, who have reinvented Camp Wandawega while simultaneously preserving it's fascinating legacy and beloved character.

The newest project at Camp Wandawega is the restoration of the property's 'Social House' which will feature Hudson Company Reclaimed Softwood Threshing Floor

A bit about Reclaimed Softwood Threshing Floors: Threshing is the agrarian process in which wheat is separated from chafe. Traditionally, farmers have used oxen and cattle to tread repeatedly over the crop to accelerate the separation. The result of this aggressive agricultural process is, that the wide mixed, softwood floor boards of the threshing room floor develop a distinct, rugged character and well-worn patina.

Below is a sneak peak of the Reclaimed Threshing Floors being installed in Camp Wandawega's Social House. More on this project to come in the near future!

More about Camp Wandawega here.

More about Reclaimed Softwood Threshing Floors here.

See our 'Designer Square Series' interview and collaboration with Camp Wandawega innkeeper and stylist extraordinaire Tereasa Surratt here

  The Camp Wandawega Social House nearing completion, summer 2017.

The Camp Wandawega Social House nearing completion, summer 2017.

  Reclaimed Softwood Threshing floors just after being installed at Camp Wandawega.

Reclaimed Softwood Threshing floors just after being installed at Camp Wandawega.

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  Installation photos courtesy of Camp Wandawega.

Installation photos courtesy of Camp Wandawega.

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Reclaiming An icon: Brooklyn's Domino Sugar Refinery

  Domino Sugar Refinery Photos by  Paul Raphaelson.

Domino Sugar Refinery Photos by Paul Raphaelson.

  Domino Sugar Refinery Photos by  Paul Raphaelson.

Domino Sugar Refinery Photos by Paul Raphaelson.

  Domino Sugar Refinery Photos by  Paul Raphaelson.

Domino Sugar Refinery Photos by Paul Raphaelson.

Reclaiming An Icon

Recently, The Hudson Company was honored to be selected to custom mill 45,000 board feet of Reclaimed Heart Pine Beams and Mixed Softwood Decking salvaged from Williamsburg's historic Domino Sugar Refinery. Rich in over a century of colorful history (the factory complex was built in the 1880s and was once the largest of its kind in the world), the riverfront Domino facility was an icon of the Williamsburg skyline for more than a century. And although the refinery is now gone, much of the grand old icon of New York's industrial past is being preserved in an innovative and sustainably-minded way.

After being salvaged by Brooklyn-based developers Two Trees, the reclaimed wood from the Domino facility was transported to our Pine Plains, NY mill to be de-nailed, graded, planed, and profiled for use as park benches, furniture, and other on site décor for the buildings and park structures that will replace the old factory (exciting details and timelines for the Domino Redevelopment Project can be found here). 

Now that much of the original manufacturing facility is gone, Two Trees, along with SHoP Architects and James Corner Field Operations, have developed a vision for the future that preserves a number of relics from the historic Domino complex: including two 80-foot tall historic cranes, large cylindrical syrup cranes, and more than twenty stone columns from facility's warehouse. Along with the new luxury and affordable housing units being built on the site of the old Domino complex, the developers are executing a master plan that includes community-focused gardens, public parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

Stay tuned to www.thehudsonco.com in the coming months, where we will be sharing more about our involvement in this exciting development, including imagery and details on how the reclaimed wood from inside the Domino factory is put to use in the Domino Redevelopment Project.

In the meantime, you can learn more about Two Trees here, more about SHoP Architects here, more about James Corner Field Operations here, and see more of Paul Raphaelson's pre-demolition Domino Sugar Refinery photos here.

  Domino Redevelopment renderings by  Two Trees Management.

Domino Redevelopment renderings by Two Trees Management.

  Domino Redevelopment renderings by T wo Trees Management.

Domino Redevelopment renderings by Two Trees Management.

  Domino Redevelopment renderings by  Two Trees Management.

Domino Redevelopment renderings by Two Trees Management.

Join Us In Pine Plains, Aug 16-19

 
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FEATURED Clearance Inventory

Click to see the detailed list of all clearance inventory product specs. - including cut, milling details, grade,  dimensions, lengths, and prices. This master inventory  list and all specs will be updated daily throughout the clearance sales event.


I. RECLAIMED BEAMS & JOISTS

Reclaimed Decking @ $ 1.00
Reclaimed Mixed Hardwoods @ $ 2.50
Reclaimed Mixed Softwoods @ $ 2.50
Reclaimed Mixed Hardwoods @ $ 4.00
Reclaimed Oak, Original Face @ $ 4.00
Reclaimed Softwood Threshing @ $ 4.00
Reclaimed Tropical Hardwoods Wood @ $ 1.00
Reclaimed Teak @ $ 12.00

*Click to see the detailed list of beam & joist specs. - including cut, milling details, grade,  dimensions, lengths, and prices.

II. NON RECLAIMED FLOORING

Cherry @ $ 2.50
Easter White Pine @ $ 5.00
Walnut, Rough Sawn @ $ 5.00
Walnut, New Face @ $ 7.50
White Oak, Quarter Sawn 2" @ $ 5.00
White Oak, Quarter Sawn 2.25" @ $ 5.00
White Oak, Quarter Sawn 2 7/8" @ $ 5.00
White Oak, Quarter Sawn 5" @ $ 7.50
White Oak, Quarter Sawn 5" (Character Grade) @ $ 7.50
White Oak, Quarter Sawn, Fumed  6" @ $ 7.50
White Oak, Flat Sawn 3" @ $ 5.00
White Oak, Flat Sawn 4" @ $ 5.00
White Oak, Flat Sawn 7" @ $ 5.00
White Oak, Flat Sawn 8" @ $ 7.50
White Oak, Band  Sawn 3" @ $ 5.00

*Click to see the detailed list of non reclaimed flooring specs. - including cut, milling details, grade,  dimensions, lengths, and prices.

III. PRE FINISHED FLOORING

Barley (White Oak, Quarter Sawn) @ $ 7.00
Capella (White Oak, Quarter Sawn) @ $ 7.50
Princeton (Red Oak, Thermally Modified) @ $ 10.00
Reclaimed Mixed Oak, Tung Oil @ $ 7.50
Stout (Red Oak, Thermally Modified) @ $ 5.00
Tivoli @ $ 12.50
Travaux, Factory Maple @ $ 5.00
Willow @ $ 9.00

*Click to see the detailed list of pre finished flooring specs. - including cut, milling details, grade,  dimensions, lengths, and prices.

IV. RECLAIMED ENGINEERED FLOORING

Reclaimed Heart Pine 5" @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed Heart Pine 11" @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed White  Oak 3.5" (T&G) @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed White Oak 4" (T&G) @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed White Oak 4" (T&G, Micro Beveled) @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed White Oak 5/8" x 4" (T&G, Micro Beveled) @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed White Oak (T&G) 8" @ $ 5.00

*Click to see the detailed list of reclaimed engineered flooring specs. - including cut, milling details, grade,  dimensions, lengths, and prices.

V. RECLAIMED FLOORING

Reclaimed Heart Pine 3" @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed Heart Pine 3" (Heavy Character) @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed Heart Pine 4" @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed Heart Pine 5" @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed Heart Pine 5" (Heavy Character) @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed Heart Pine 5" (Vertical Grain) @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed Heart Pine 6" @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed Heart Pine 6" (Original Face) @ $ 10.00
Reclaimed Heart Pine 7" @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed Heart Pine 7/8" x 8.5" @ $ 10.00
Reclaimed Heart Pine 10" @ $ 10.00
Reclaimed Heart Pine 10" (Skip Planed) @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed Heart Pine (1" x 2.5" Decking) @ $ 2.50
Reclaimed Heart Pine (1" x 3" Decking) @ $ 2.50
Reclaimed Maple, Original Face @ $ 2.00
Reclaimed Maple, Planned @ $ 2.00
Reclaimed Mixed Oak (3.5") @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed Mixed Oak (4") @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed Mixed Oak (4.5") @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed Mixed Oak (5") @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed Mixed Oak (7/8" x 3") @ $ 10.00
Reclaimed Mixed Oak (7/8" x 4") @ $ 10.00
Reclaimed  Red Oak (4") @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed White Oak (3.5") @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed White Oak (4.5") @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed White Oak (6") @ $ 5.00
Reclaimed White Oak (5/8" x 4") @ $ 2.50

*Click to see the detailed list of reclaimed solid flooring specs. - including cut, milling details, grade,  dimensions, lengths, and prices.

VI. RECLAIMED PANELING

Brown Board @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed Grey Barn Siding @ $ 8.00
Reclaimed Mushroom Wood, Sculpted 6" (T&G) @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed Mushroom Wood, Sculpted 6" (SLR) @ $ 7.50
Reclaimed NYC Water Tank Cedar, Outside Face @ $ 2.50
Reclaimed NYC Water Tank Cedar, Inside Face @ $ 2.50
Reclaimed NYC Water Tank Redwood @ $ 5.00
Silver Pines 4" @ $ 10.00
Silver Pines 8" @ $ 10.00
Silver Pines 11" @ $ 10.00
Softwood Joists @ $ 7.50
Softwood Medley 5" @ $ 5.00
Softwood Medley 8" @ $ 5.00

*Click to see the detailed list of reclaimed paneling specs. - including cut, milling details, grade,  dimensions, lengths, and prices.

 

North 1st Street Profile Featuring The Hudson Company on Inhabit Blog

This week, the good people at Inhabit did an in-depth profile on our collaboration with The Corcoran Group for this stunning New York townhouse at North 1st Street. Read Alex Ronan's story outlining how this extraordinary, one of a kind property came to life. 

The Inhabit story is here. More information about our Reclaimed Heart Pine floors is here.

Installation in Focus: Private Residence, Brooklyn, NY

  All photos by  Evan Joseph . Used with kind permission.

All photos by Evan Joseph. Used with kind permission.

Reclaimed Heart Pine for a Bespoke Brooklyn home

This year, The Hudson Company was proud to provide 2,000 square feet of ¾” x 7” Reclaimed Heart Pine [New Face] and 1,600 square feet of ¾” x 4” x 24” Reclaimed Heart Pine Herringbone [New Face] to this stunning Brooklyn townhouse project. This source material for this project was reclaimed from the New York City area (some of which was salvaged from a nearby Domino Sugar factory that had recently been decommissioned). All of the reclaimed wood flooring was site finished.

A well-crafted labor of love

According to Jeff Lorenz, one of the project's principals, the use of natural-tone woods was a central design goal, 'We set out to create a very natural, warm feeling home. We used a lot of wood between our floors and extensive millwork package. With both, we tried to showcase the materials natural beauty by keeping stains and finishes to an absolute minimum.' Unlike a typical 'owner-driven' design program, this residential development, designed by architect Will Corcoran, was built in anticipation of a future tenant. 'This home was a true labor of love,' says Lorenz, 'we set out to build our dream home in the hopes that the end user would appreciate the extensive material sourcing and craftsmanship.'

From the very beginning, sustainable material sourcing was important to the project. 'We are located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn,' explains Lorenz, 'and one of the neighborhoods most iconic buildings is the Domino Sugar factory. When we learned that we could incorporate material salvaged from such an historic place we knew we had to do it. People's reaction to this part of the project has been truly remarkable.'

A Successful Partnership, An Impressive Result

When all was said and done, the finished home was a profound success - the result of the dedication of numerous creative teams and craftspeople; from the design to the intricate tile and iron work to the beautiful Henrybuilt cabinetry. According to Lorenz, a successful collaboration with The Hudson Company was also a central part of what helped bring the project together, 'Working with Hudson was a great experience; when we came up a bit short of flooring material, they turned around what we needed in no time. When we decided we wanted to make a special 1" x 1" baseboard out of the same flooring material, The Hudson Company milled it down, no problems.'

Now that the project is finished, the only question that we have is, 'when can we move in?'

You can learn more about Reclaimed Heart Pine here or get a quote for your next project hereAll photos by Evan Joseph, used with kind permission.

  All photos by  Evan Joseph . Used with kind permission.

All photos by Evan Joseph. Used with kind permission.

The Hudson Company + ASH NYC at Collective Design Fair 2016

  Collective Design Fair 2016, VIP Lounge by ASH NYC.

Collective Design Fair 2016, VIP Lounge by ASH NYC.

The Hudson Company + ASH NYC 

Over the past five years, we've watched as ASH NYC has made a name for themselves in New York's competitive design community. In that time, ASH NYC has grown from five to twenty five team members and has gained a reputation as an innovative and bespoke urban design shop that's right at the cutting edge of what's happening today - in interior design as well as in development, staging, and furniture and object production.

This past year, The Hudson Company had the opportunity to meet up with ASH NYC and share the story behind our brand and sustainably-milled products lines. One thing led to another and, before long, ASH NYC was incorporating Hudson Co. Reclaimed Heart Pine [Chalk Finish] into one of their residential design projects. 

'OFFICE SPACE' Lounge BY ASH NYC

Not long after that, ASH NYC was asked to design a piece for the 2016 Collective Design Fair VIP lounge. From the design brief, the designers' developed a concept they called, "Office Space." Here's how they explained their final concept:

"Employing office culture as a conceptual framework for the VIP Lounge at Collective Design 2016, OfficeSpace conflates the banal - cubicles, dropped acoustic panels and ready made office furnitures with the exuberant - art and design. For moments of rest from the chaos, we would like to invite visitors to mingle and relax by the proverbial water cooler."

To help reach their overall design objectives, ASH NYC turned, once again, to The Hudson Company's Reclaimed Heart Pine [Chalk Finish] for the custom, one of a kind conference table they crafted for the VIP lounge's (see above and below).

The result of our collaboration with ASH NYC was both very satisfying and very inspiring - to see the Reclaimed Heart Pine [Chalk Finish] used for a furniture build out was such a creative contrast to how Chalk is best known, as the flooring installed at the new Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Bravo to the whole team at ASH NYC on their success at Collective Design Fair 2016. We are honored to have been a part of the process. We look forward to seeing the designs you bring to life in the years to come.

You can learn more about ASH NYC at their website and on Instagram.

 Lounge space before.

Lounge space before.

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After.

  The ASH NYC Team at Collective Design Fair 2016.

The ASH NYC Team at Collective Design Fair 2016.

Introducing Our Limited Edition Reclaimed Belleview-Biltmore Heart Pine