Museum of the City of New York Makes Room for LAUNCHPAD
January 4, 2013
Keeping with our mission to reinvent space, Resource Furniture is proud to serve with Clei as major in-kind sponsors of Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers, an exciting exhibition opening to the public on January 23, 2013 at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY).
Revealing innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City’s changing, and sometimes surprising demographics (including a rising number of single people)—one of the exhibition highlights is LaunchPad, a jewel box studio apartment designed with multi-functional systems from Clei. Transforming for distinctive use throughout the course of the day, life morphs seamlessly morning, noon, and night in this diminutive yet luxurious living space—just 325 square feet. Architect Pierluigi Colombo, who designed the interior also serves as design and art director for Clei, whose integrated solutions offer the dweller well-appointed, European-style living in a New York City footprint.
Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers also showcases drawings and model designs by architectural teams commissioned in 2011 by Citizens Housing & Planning Council in partnership with the Architectural League of New York. In addition, the exhibit will present the winning and other select design submissions from Mayor Bloomberg’s recently launched AdAPT NYC micro-unit pilot program as well as examples set by other cities in the United States and around the world including Providence, San Diego, Seattle and Tokyo.
On display through September, the exhibition is made possible by generous grants from The Charles H. Revson Foundation, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, with additional support provided by Bank of America, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, The Durst Organization, Ronay and Richard L. Menschel, nyserda, and Edison Properties. Additional in-kind support is provided by Minimal USA, Bolon, Key Cucine, Duravit, Goodrich Works and ConcreteWall.
If you live in the New York City metropolitan area or plan to visit this year, we hope you’ll check out LaunchPad at the Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibition.
The Museum of the City of New York was founded in 1923 to present the history of New York City and its people. The museum is open daily 10am-6pm and is located at 1220 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. For more information about the museum and the exhibition, please visit the website at www.mcny.org,