Inspired By: Selina van der Geest of NL-GB

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The Reclaimed Brown Board Paneling we used on the outside of our house immediately adds a sense of history and character.
— Selina van der Geest
Selina van der Geest of NL-GB, p hoto by Venetia Dearden

Selina van der Geest of NL-GB, photo by Venetia Dearden

Introducing Selina van der Geest

Interior designer Selina van der Geest moved to New York from London in 2000. Since coming to America, Selina has worked in the art and decorating business and has now opened her own eclectic showroom near Millbrook, NY, 90 miles north of New York City.

After building her own house in Milan, New York, Selina was inundated with requests to add her unique style and organizational skills to projects for private clients. It has been a natural progression to continue the decorating business she started back in England, bringing a relaxed European feeling to her clients’ houses. She believes in working organically, reflecting in her designs and colors, the natural surroundings of the property she is transforming.

Earlier this year, we sat down with Selina to discuss her work.

Tell us a bit about how your time training in Europe prepared you for the work you do today?

Well, I studied history and art history which gave me a great background for my work in interior design.  I was lucky to combine both fields working for Colnaghi, the old master art gallery in London, designing stands and galleries as well as working with important art works. It was there that I learned woodworking and curtain making, thus giving me a very hands on approach to my work. The European aesthetic is different and has certainly continues to influence my work here in the States.

How did you choose Upstate, New York as the base for your home and business?  

My husband, who is Dutch, bought a house Upstate in 1983, when he first came to America.  I moved to New York from London in 2000 and since I share his love for the area, we purchased land in 2002 and decided to build a house. As soon as we finished the house, I was asked to help with other projects and so my work Upstate evolved.

what is the red thread that connects all of your design interests?

I am very inspired by nature and the environment around me, whether Upstate or on my travels. I often  incorporate natural elements into my designs.  Bottom line, I strive to create original homes and furniture for my clients and that's what drives me creatively.

What can you tell us about the design process for your own home in Milan, NY?

Before even buying the land, we bought an early 17th Century Louis XIII mantle in Bordeaux, France when we were there for a wedding.  Then, we designed the house around this and a pair of antique Chinese doors.  Coming from homes built of stone in England, I wanted to achieve the same sense of history and character in our new home Milan.

The Reclaimed Brown Board Paneling we used on the outside of our house, immediately adds a sense of history and character.  I stained the cut edge of all the batons, so we didn’t have fresh cuts showing.  It also has the advantage of requiring less maintenance.

Inside we have a large open room featuring Reclaimed Hudson Company Beams, which, along with the Bordeaux mantlepiece, give a very European character to the house.  On the floors we used wide white oak boards, which we left untreated so they could develop a patina over time.  The result is a home which feels very settled, relaxed and natural.

What were some of the key design goals for your new home?

We love cooking so wanted to have a big open space that would allow us to cook while also enjoying the fire and the living area.  You enter through a mudroom with the large Chinese doors creating a welcoming opening into the great room and a view through the French doors to the pool beyond. We often have our family and guests staying and having separate bedroom wings and a guest apartment help to give us all space, but a wonderful place to congregate.

We built the house in seven months and it was certainly an advantage to be on site daily. I spent many days shoveling snow or helping the framer when someone didn’t show up and nothing was delayed waiting for decisions.  I also insist on a clean and tidy job site, believing that a messy environment encourages sloppy work.

What's next for Selina van der Geest?

I am working on a new house being built in Sharon, CT for a client whose apartment I designed in the city. We’re combining a traditional stone farmhouse with painted barn buildings, a stone potting shed and an English green house. The goal is for the house to feel as if it’s been there for hundreds of years and has evolved over time.  Likewise, my goal is for the interior is to feel as if it’s been collected over the years, with interesting accents, textures and natural colors.

Lastly, how would you describe your experience working with The Hudson Company?

The Hudson Company have a wonderful selection of materials and a great aesthetic. From the sampling process to selection, they have listened and understood what we are after. Whether its a small order of individual planks and beams or a bigger order of  pre-finished wood floors, The Hudson Company has  always provided us with quality, professional services.

Visit NLGB.com to learn more about Selina's work.

Learn more about Reclaimed Hand Hewn Beams here and Reclaimed Brown Board Paneling here.

Below is a sampling of more interiors by Selina, with photos by Jane Beiles for The New York Times.

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The Hudson Company have a wonderful selection of materials and a great aesthetic. From the sampling process to selection, they have listened and understood what we are after.
— selina van der geest
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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.

 

The Hudson Company + FAIR for Collective Design 2017

For the 2017 Collective Design Fair, The Hudson Company was proud to collaborate with designer Brad Ford and FAIR.

For FAIR's Collective Design installation, we provided a custom milled floor made from unfinished 2 5/8" Reclaimed Oak, New Face. The flooring material was reclaimed by The Hudson Company from a Pennsylvania dairy barn and re-milled at our Pine Plains, NY mill.

About FAIR: In October 2014, Interior Designer Brad Ford organized a modern makers craft fair in upstate New York called Field + Supply. The focus was on modern, elevated craftsmanship showcasing artisans from the Hudson Valley area as well as makers who work in New York City and Brooklyn. FAIR is an extension of that concept and is now a permanent showroom at the New York Design Center.

About Collective Design: Collective Design brings together creative voices from around the world in a lively, essential discourse on modern and contemporary design and art. Based in New York City and active in the arts community throughout the year, Collective Design presents engaging conversations and educational programs to foster dialogue, encourage the exchange of ideas, and build a growing audience for collectible design and art. 

Learn more about Hudson Company Reclaimed Oak, New Face flooring.

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 + Tereasa Surratt

Stylist and creative director Tereasa Surratt

Stylist and creative director Tereasa Surratt

Like the objects I selected to lay over the planks, this flooring had humble beginnings. But over time, it’s developed this kind of mysterious, timeless patina. This wood is a remnant from another time, and, yet, in it’s own way, it’s more intriguing than ever.
— Tereasa Surratt
Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez at Camp Wandawega.

Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez at Camp Wandawega.

Historic Camp Wandawega, in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

Historic Camp Wandawega, in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

A peak inside Camp Wandawega's reclaimed wood treehouse.

A peak inside Camp Wandawega's reclaimed wood treehouse.

An Indecisive Hybrid

Tereasa Surratt is a woman who wears many hats. Self-described as, 'an indecisive hybrid: part creative director, part designer, part stylist, part author, part brand builder.' Surratt admits to living with a daily struggle, 'an obsession to make everything around her more interesting, beautiful, and desirable.' This energetic obsession has proved a fruitful tool for Tereasa, who has developed partnerships and award-winning creative campaigns for a variety of brands over the years, including Warby Parker, Penfield Manufacturing Co., FLOR, Land of Nod, GANT, and Anthropologie.

But the creative endeavor closest to Tereasa's heart is her work to save, renovate, and revitalize Camp Wandawega, the historic summer retreat in Walworth County, Wisconsin that Surratt operates together with her husband David Hernandez. Impeccably restored, endlessly Instagram-able, and ever evolving, through David and Tereasa's love and care, Camp Wandawega has become an essential destination for all manner of creative types passing through the Chicagoland area.

This year, we reached out to Tereasa and asked her to create a custom mood board featuring items that inspire her. Then we asked her to combine those items with the Hudson Company wood of her choice. Here's the story behind Tereasa's mood board.

5 Questions With Teresa Surratt

Tell us about the items included in your mood board, what's their origin story? Why did you select them for this mood board?

This is a collection of artifacts sourced from either our collection at Camp Wandawega, or things I discovered at area barn or estate sales. They are generally what I call 'history scraps,' items that were never intended to last forever. They're common kinds of things - postcards, handwritten notes, branded ash trays, mattress tags, a length of leather - these are objects that each served modest tasks. I'm more than a little obsessed with these kinds of little things, with their humble, utilitarian beauty and the way that they've survived the decades.

Are there any particular favorites that stand out or are especially endeared to you?

It's the little things that always get to me; like the color of the vintage, chewed up pencil in this mood board. This particular shade of ochre was really popular in the 1940s and could be found on everything from tractors to coffee cans. We are building a house at camp and are seriously considering creating a line of modern chairs in this vintage color. When juxtaposed with the new building's concrete floors and minimalist white interiors, the use of this color could be a subtle nod to a much different time in America's design history.

How do you use mood boards in your professional work? What role do they play in your creative process?

Whenever I'm working on a new project, I collect things subconsciously over the course of a few weeks. Eventually, my little inspirational piles evolve into something important, something that reveals meaningful textures, colors, and themes. I find that when I use this creative method, the result is always more authentic and more honest.

Where do you turn when you need fresh ideas or inspiration? 

Of course, there are a lot of gorgeous blogs out there that are full of inspiring content. But more often than not, I find myself drawn to real life, specifically to people's homes. There's something about the objects and art and materials in a living, working house that is just irresistible for me. Whether that's Thomas Edison's Winter Estate down in Fort Myers or the rugged, preserved homesteads at 'Old World Wisconsin' - I have always been drawn to the forms and functions of domestic life. Also, old 1960s issues of Architectural Digest, Better Homes & Gardens and vintage, out of print books are a great source for ideas and creative presidents.

Why did you choose Reclaimed Threshing Floor as the background for your mood board?

Everything we do at Camp is connected with history. Now that we're listed on the National Register of Historic Places, that's more true than ever before. So, to try and connect Camp artifacts with some glossy, mass produced floors just wouldn't work. With Reclaimed Threshing Floor, there is so much history right there in the wood grain. The fact that this flooring was (once upon a time) used by some farmer, somewhere, to separate his wheat and chaff - that's so rich.

Who could have imagined that when these floors were first crafted a hundred years ago, that they would live another life in a 21st-century home or museum? They have such an enduring quality. Like the objects I selected to lay over the planks, this flooring had humble beginnings. But over time, it's developed this kind of mysterious, timeless patina. This wood is a remnant from another time, and, yet, in it's own way, it's more intriguing than ever.

Special thanks to Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez. You can learn more about Tereasa at her site. And you can learn more about Hudson Company Reclaimed Mixed Softwoods [Threshing Floor] here.

The Hudson Company + Atelier AM in The Wall Street Journal Magazine

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This past weekend, The Wall Street Journal Magazine published a lifestyle profile highlighting the exquisite SoHo residence of Michael and Alexandra Miszynski. The Miszynskis are the team behind Atelier AM, a bespoke Los Angeles interior design shop, much in demand by a wide range of elite clients - including Tom Cruise and other Hollywood notables. 

In the profile, WSJ editor Sarah Medford offers readers a thoughtful insight into how Atelier AM has grown such a strong reputation in the design field: 

Over the past 14 years, Atelier AM has become known for rooms that meld eye-catching antiques in settings that are both austere and deeply comfortable in a traditional sense. From the couple’s earliest days in business, when referrals to philanthropist Eli Broad and then–Disney CEO Michael Eisner jump-started their career, the Misczynskis have found clients who appreciate a bold approach, whether that translates into pristine cubes of concrete for the Greys or a raft of commanding Russian antiques like the ones they sourced a decade ago for Tom Cruise for a home in L.A...Atelier AM specializes in conjuring the effects of age in otherwise contemporary settings.

The Hudson Company + Atelier AM in SoHo

Having long been admirers of Atelier AM's work, we were thrilled to collaborate with Michael and Alexandra on their new New York residence and to provide the couple with the 2,000 square feet of ultra-rugged Reclaimed Oak Threshing Floor [Original Face] flooring for their renovated SoHO apartment.

Although similar to the Hudson Company's Reclaimed Mixed Oak floors, the Misczynskis wide plank, Reclaimed Oak flooring was a custom solution, developed especially to meet the client's unique specifications. Custom milled to a thickness of 1.25" and with a natural, unmilled plank edge (to give the flooring an extra raw aesthetic), each of these flooring planks were milled to a length of 8' 3" and installed in a contemporary single-length layout. 

The end result is a floor that is at once an historic object as well as a functional part of a beautiful and modern urban home. It's a powerful contrast that works especially well to illustrate just what can happen when curated pieces of the past intersect with the best of today's design aesthetics. 

Read the full story behind this inspiring couple and their extraordinary New York residence here. All photos by François Halard for The Wall Street Journal.
 

That influence is fully in evidence in their SoHo loft, where rather aggressively ordinary walls and ceilings deflect attention onto floors of wide-plank reclaimed barn wood. “Rough floors take the preciousness out of antiques,” says Alex of the choice, a signature of Atelier AM’s work. “They make everything more approachable.
— Wall Street Journal Magazine

Installation in Focus: 1 Hotel Central Park, NYC

All photos courtesy of 1 Hotel Central Park. Photos by  Eric Laignel .

All photos courtesy of 1 Hotel Central Park. Photos by Eric Laignel.

Sustainability aside, the 1 Hotel Central Park appeals aesthetically: an inadvertent conservatory, a place to dive into nature right in the heart of the city.
— Forbes Magazine

 

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.

We’ve designed our hotel and products to highlight the startling beauty of nature, fusing luxury with responsibility to create refreshing experiences. At 1, you’ll find open spaces bathed in natural light, food made with the freshest organic ingredients, and recycled and reclaimed wood and materials. By focusing on simple things that make life better, we’re introducing a new way to experience luxury living.
— Barry Sternlicht CEO & Chairman, 1 Hotels
All photos courtesy of 1 Hotel Central Park. Photos by  Eric Laignel .

All photos courtesy of 1 Hotel Central Park. Photos by Eric Laignel.

Happy Birthday Whitney!

Opened in the spring of 2015, the extraordinary new Whitney Museum of American Art, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Cooper Robertson Architects, is New York City's newest architectural icon. And we're proud to have custom-milled the more than 65,000 square feet of Reclaimed Heart Pine wood flooring inside the new Whitney. 

Congratulations to the entire Whitney team on a very special first year...we're wishing you many, many more to come.