Parisian architect Jacques Garcia creates the interiors of New York’s d’Orsay
New York’s latest upcoming condo, d’Orsay, has started on site, launching sales this spring. This is the newest addition to the city’s rich new crop of luxury residential schemes currently in development in the Big Apple; it is also French architect and interior designer Jacques Garcia’s very first large-scale housing venture in the city.
Garcia is a household name, well known for his work with hospitality interiors – he is behind jey projects such as the Hotel Costes in Paris and the NoMad Hotel in Manhattan. Further work includes the Decorative Arts Galleries at The Louvre in Paris.
’New York City has always been a city I’ve been continually drawn to,’ says Garcia. ’It all started with the Sotheby’s sales in the 1980’s, followed by the success of the Danube, Spice Market and recently, the Nomad Hotel which in just a few years has become a significant hospitality reference. This is the first luxury condominium I have designed and I hope d’Orsay achieves the same success as my other works in the city.’
Located on 211 West 14th Street, at the nexus of West Village, Meatpacking District, High Line and Chelsea, d’Orsay spans 11 storeys and 30,538 sq ft. The boutique development hosts just twenty-one units, designed to be luxurious, yet subtle, featuring large dark-framed windows and timber floors.
’When I looked at the location of the building I was naturally inspired by the meatpacking district’s industrial look,’ explains Garcia. ’So the starting point was to work with the surrounding architecture to recreate a language between the old buildings and the d’Orsay, enhancing the structural architecture as a decorative element. The language continues inside, with exposed metal beams, bronze walls and dramatic lights to accentuate an array of details.’
The building’s amenities include a drawing room, state-of-the-art fitness centre, spa facilities such as a plunge pool, steam room, and treatment room, a rooftop garden, full-time concierge, and bicycle storage. Further private storage rooms will be available to residents for purchase.
D’Orsay is developed by New York-based firm Adellco, while Goldstein Hill & West Architects will be handling the architectural design.