A new lounge bar in a downtown Manhattan hotel doubles as a showroomfor Spanish design, producing an ultra-sexy environment that owes moreto Salvador Dalí than to hokey taprooms.
Salon features workby 16 Spanish blue-chip manufacturers, from Nani Marquina toLladró. Freshly installed at the Tribeca Grand last month, it wasdreamed up by Surface magazine and designed by the New Yorkarchitect Winka Dubbeldam, who drew her inspiration from Spanishsurrealism. “Creating an air of mystique and allure was key,” she said. And you can’t have “mystique and allure” without Dalí’s lip sofas. A pair anchors the main seating area (pictured above).
Which means lots of dark colors broken up by some high-wattage bling. The glossy bar is by BD Barcelona, the gold candelabras are by Dalí.
That’s a Nani Marquina rug under the bar.
The lounge is a symphony in black. A nod to the locals, maybe.