the shelby bar / nexus club new york
Architect: Morris Adjmi Architects
Photography: Nicole Franzen
The NEXUS Club New York is the latest private club offering from the Nexus Luxury Collection. At 34,000 square feet, the club includes a gym, a spa, bars and restaurants, spaces for children and families, even a golf simulator. New York firm Morris Adjmi Architects was hired to design the build-out of the entire club, and their aim was to have the interiors “exemplify a simplicity in design, blending warmth and richness with comfort and urban sophistication.” The material palette is rich and warm, with dark woods, brass details, deep colors. Along one side of the bar is a lounge area with an eclectic mix of different types of seating in varied upholstery and side tables.
Here, Morris Adjmi Architects included a careful composition of SkLO FLOAT Pendants to cascade over the length of the lounge. The opaque white glass and brushed brass hardware palette selected for the FLOAT Pendants fits seamlessly within the space and exudes an elegant, sophisticated feel. A combination of both small (25cm) and large (41cm) FLOAT Pendants was used in the composition, further lending a sense of subtle complexity.
“Craft is our focus at SkLO, but as designers, we are quite minimal,” says SkLO Design Partner, Karen Gilbert. “The FLOAT Pendant is elemental – the sphere is the most natural shape to result from blowing air into molten glass. We searched for the right opportunity to express the fact that this is a carefully handmade work, one requiring tremendous skill. We gave the sphere a subtle open mouth, allowing for an uncontrollable rippling technique in the glass. Even the decision to suspend these glass spheres on rigid brass tube stems, rather than cable, is something of the greatest importance. At SkLO, every element of every design is carefully considered, and no shortcuts are ever taken in how we make our work. When this intense handmade detail in the glass is combined with our brass hardware, the result is still subtle and sophisticated, and I love how it fits perfectly in a space like the Shelby Bar.”