A few weeks ago, we launched an exciting two-part series on our social platforms called Process to Product and On Display focusing on the fabulous products from 200 Lex showrooms. Throughout this journey, we’ve learned more about the creative process behind the design of each product and product line in the showrooms at 200 Lex. These inspiring stories of detailed craftsmanship and processes have given us a deeper appreciation of the quality available at 200 Lex.
The use of these 200 Lex products in various design projects also gives us the insight of the showroom’s relationship with talented designers. The rich story behind each product and project is fascinating as each detail in the design process is crucial.
The following showrooms, have an eclectic and fabulous range of products and product lines. Through highlighting each detailed piece, it gives us a more in-depth understanding of the inspiration behind products.
Plexi-Craft, Suite 914
The Pandora’s Coffee Table was born out of a desire to create a piece that could be completely different in anyone’s home, from being filled with roses, seashells or sand. No two tables would be the same. For generations Plexi-Craft has sought to mingle Acrylic as part of everyday use. What makes the material so inviting is how unique it’s transparency really is. However, we wanted to make a table that you and your clients could constantly change, even after it was designed and made by our expert team of artisans here in NYC.
Keilhauer, Suite 1101
Elevate™ by Keilhauer, a soft contract collection that combines a variety of distinct seating options that together, represent the notion of choice. From soft, comfortable lounging options to private, task-focused solutions, each piece aims to empower the individual to choose the way they want to work, select the option that functions best for them, and feel most free to be themselves in that moment. The changing nature of the workplace to a more residential feel led to the inspiration for the Elevate collection, and the need for high quality soft contract furniture.
Andreu World, Suite 1111
The Nub is a unique collection of chairs, armchairs, lounge chairs and benches designed for Andreu World by Patricia Urquiloa. The collection comes with solid beech frame and numerous finish options. The design is the result of sophisticated woodworking process and the modern detailing of the sculpted backrest. The geometry of spindles is not only for aesthetic purposes but also provides lumbar support. The alternating rhythm of the namesake nubs gives the pieces their materiality and three-dimensional quality. Patricia Urquiola inspiration for the Nub came from women in the north of Spain working with wood “Bolillos” to weave laces.
Arc-Com, Suite 1411
The Arc-Com Design Studio delivers a dynamic, multi-colored geometric with the addition of pattern Talavera. Amazingly, as a result of extensive yarn sourcing by our design studio, this textile has been engineered to be compatible with bleach. The ability to be cleaned and disinfected with bleach, combined with a superior stain resistant finish and a 125,000 DR abrasion result, allows pattern Talavera to be used in virtually any interior setting. The 11-sku color palette addresses a multitude of market segments. Sophisticated neutrals, blue greens, a modern purple, a masculine navy and a bright primary are all included. Pattern Talavera finds its inspiration in the ornately patterned, hand painted Spanish and Mexican clay tiles. Talavera tiles originate from the Spanish city of Talavera de la Reina. Talavera de la Reina was home to many potters and the intricate graphic designs of the tiles come from the Arabic-Andalusian influence in ninth century Spain.
Decca Contract, Suite 1414
Index LT evolved from the classic Index casegoods collection designed as a response to the new emphasis on furniture that is lighter in scale with a leaner visual presence. Designed as a response to the new emphasis on furniture that is lighter in scale with a leaner visual presence, Index LT is more about line than mass, tailored to a modern workplace it is more about less real estate and greater agility. Nelson Architects and Decca Contract have worked together on multiple projects throughout New York. One of the major reason our relationship has continued is because of Decca’s customization capabilities. We are able to support the needs of the designers we work with along with help them make their designs come to life.