This space was created by cutting out four bays of dense brick and restructuring the building. Inside, the fixtures and furnishings take their cue from cooled molten/cast forms and were almost exclusively designed and fabricated by Jordan Mozer and Associates.
"To create an idiosyncratic personality consistent with the initial concept, we made most of the design elements from scratch in collaboration with artists, manufacturers and artisans in Europe, the United States and Canada," says Mozer.
The design team was also true to the original by using an age-old casting technique, whereby a mould is made of the desired form and then a liquid substance for instance a molten metal is poured in and allowed to harden. For East, it was once again a case of old and new colliding as the materials cast included resin, aluminium and bronze for the hotel's chairs, tables and door pulls, as well as for fixtures and fittings in the guest rooms.
It is in the guest rooms that the overall concept of fusion is perhaps most intriguingly personified. While the rooms are all relatively small, to make them feel larger the team developed a number of atypical design elements, starting with the bed.
Like an island in the middle of the room, the beds have a headboard sculpted to form a giant wingback chair, a writing surface and night tables. Also atypically, the bathroom has been replaced with a series of glass doors, in line with the entry door, that lead to a shower room, a toilet room and a closet. East is at once familiar, and yet not.