Hudson Hotel
New York, NY

Glowing Neon Bar Floor & Bronze Window Shades

Redefining the New York hotel-scene, the Hudson led the trend of turning hotel bars into hip destinations for New Yorkers with the Hudson Bar. Jaroff Design and Mison Concepts developed and fabricated its most striking feature, the illuminated yellow elevated glass floor which is the only source of light for the whole bar. Designer Philippe Starck told Joseph Jaroff that he wanted the visitor to feel enveloped in bowl of yellow – from that Jaroff engineered the tempered glass, architectural metal support and embedded neon system to meet the longevity, serviceability and strength for the foot-traffic of a busy nightlife venue and the 2,000 pound log Starck planned to install as seating. We also extended the neon custom lighting into the escalator rail and ceiling of the entryway so the yellow glow begins at the entrance to the hotel. For the exterior, Mison Concepts handled the custom metal fabrication of the louvered window-shades, which are cast in bronze to achieve a textured wave surface that is one of the few design elements on the minimal facade.