Interior Designer Tony Chi and Associates
Lighting Consultant Arc Lighting
Structural Engineer Dewhurst MacFarlane and Partners
The Asiate Ceiling is a silvered glass sculpture suspended in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York.
A complex branching assembly of silvered blown glass we made in Venice, Italy, the sculpture is hung at 10ft and creates an intimate experience. Thoughtfully paired to work with the restaurant’s spectacular views above Central Park, the space creates a truly unforgettable dining experience.
The work is one interlocking and balanced steel structure cantilevering from central hanging points. In collaboration with Glass Structural Engineer, Tim MacFarlane, we developed a system of embedding steel rods in the glass vessels with an expanding, structural foam. We also engineered a universal and locking joint mechanism to interconnect the structure on site.
The project was 12 months in design development from concept to mock-up.