13 January 2011

Maps of Manhattan

The Martime Hotel in Chelsea is noted for its porthole windows and nautical design. But my favourite thing about the hotel décor has nothing to do with the sea. It’s the fabric they use to cover the chairs and sofas in the lounge. Originally designed by Josef Frank in the 1940s, the "Manhattan" fabric features maps of the city and has a wonderful retro look that seems so perfectly New York.

The fabric can be purchased at Just Scandinavian in Tribeca. It's expensive but would make a unique statement in any room.

The lounge at the Maritime Hotel.

If you'd like to see the fabric in action, stop by the Martime for a drink sometime and enjoy the seating and the atmosphere.

Photos by Michele.

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