When Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt and Japanese architect Tatsuro Miki teamed up to create a luxury hotel in the heart of TriBeCa, NYC – magic was bound to happen. And so it did in the form of the TriBeCa Penthouse at The Greenwich Hotel.
Working closely alongside hotel owners Robert De Niro and Ira Drukier, the master designers set about creating a hidden jewel buried deep within the heart and soul of the industrial heritage of the TribeCa neighbourhood. Fusing an industrial aesthetic with the ancient Japanese art from of Wabi (the celebration of rustic simplicity and the beauty in imperfection), the TriBeCa Penthouse has been designed with a heavy emphasis on natural materials such as time worn timber, stone and steel with layers of linen to compliment and soften the harder edged elements.
Drawing reference from the old cobbled laneways and streets below in its workshop cum atelier aesthetic, the modern day penthouse offers a large open floorpan with multi-purpose living spaces including a drawing room and a full sized chef’s kitchen and enough dining space for 18 people who may, or preferably may not, be staying with you in the three bedroom, two and a half bathroom apartment. If you are looking to get some fresh air too while staying here there are private outdoor gardens spanning across two levels – oh and a spa and pool too. For us the TriBeCa Penthouse is absolute hotel nirvana.
The framework for the soaking tub and the double basin sink was crafted from a 17th Century stone water trough weathered and smoothed by time.