Located on the 7th floor of an existing 1960’s Lower Manhattan office building at 100 Church Street, the NEXUS Club NY is a new model for private social and business clubs offering more than 34,000 square feet of carefully curated amenities. With an ambition to both serve and delight their guests, NEXUS’ extensive spa wellness and fitness areas, multiple dining and meeting rooms, multi-configurable event spaces, children’s areas, and casual hang-out spaces meet a diverse array of member needs within a single, thoughtfully designed setting.
The overall client objective was to create a place where member clients and colleagues could simultaneously feel productive and at ease, and the Club was designed to provide functional spaces with comprehensive services in a manner that facilitated the fluid, instinctive transition between each space. To cater specifically to member use and ensure cohesion between the diverse spaces, a comprehensive artwork program was developed and selected by MA Art Service, alongside MA-designed custom millwork, furniture and fixtures. Transitions between areas and rooms were made meaningful by using place-making and way-finding strategies in the choice and scale of the artworks, and the whole facility has a unified feeling expressed through the seamless interaction of the art and design.
To start the project, MA Art Service provided multiple selection options in a comprehensive artwork key plan within budget guidelines for the client’s approval. After the selection process, MA provided program management and direction for the acquisition, commission, transport, framing, placement, installation and photographic documentation for over 70 works of art. Whether sourcing a custom, safely-moveable sculpture base for the main event room, a cable-based art installation system to install framed pictures over a large curtained wall, or specifying durable surfaces and installation in high traffic areas, the role and function of each area was an important design consideration that MA Art Service specializes in.
Image Credits: Nicole Franzen