Moxy Hotel East Village
Project - Moxy Hotel, East Village
Location - New York, NY
Product Used - HW2146 Matisse
Designer - Rockwell Group + Stonehill Taylor
Moxy East Village is a 286-room hotel situated in downtown New York, across from the famed music venue, Webster Hall. In a nod to Moxy’s vibrant, ever-transforming neighborhood, Rockwell Group’s design concept is based on a kind of urban archeology that references the city’s past, present, and future.
Guests enter Moxy through the ground floor which is just below street level. The hotel’s public spaces—including the lobby, Moxy’s signature 24-hour grab-and-go bar, and a lounge—have a raw, gritty look inspired by the neighborhood’s art and music scene. Matisse, from our PurePlank range, is used on both the floor and ceiling, plays a key role in the seamlessly connecting the lobby and bar’s interior design elements.
Inspired the East Village’s punk music scene of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Rockwell Group gave the Alphabet Bar a moody, rebellious feel. The bar die is made of reclaimed organ pipes with a blackened steel bar top. A ribbed glass back bar and industrial pendants wrapped in wire-mesh immerse guest in the time period. The fire-escape-like bridge leads to the lounge, providing views into other amenity spaces ready to be explored.
The dramatic rich brown shade of Matisse (HW2146) wood flooring accentuates the moodiness of these spaces.
The Alphabet Lounge features a communal seating cluster, swings, a feature skeeball lane, and two flexible studios can be partitioned off of the lounge for meetings or workspace, or seamlessly unfold to become part of the lounge.