MORRIS ADJMI ARCHITECTS

MORRIS ADJMI, FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL

Morris Adjmi Architects' expertise lies in creating buildings that are modern yet inspired by context and history. In designing The Schumacher their intent was to bring the building back to life to create something new but that still integrated with the vernacular of the neighborhood. Historic research was undertaken to uncover the unique character of the building that has been hidden over time.

CRISTINA
GRAJALES

CURATOR

Celebrated gallerist Cristina Grajales was selected to curate art and furniture for The Schumacher's lobby and public spaces. With over twenty years of experience, Grajales has established herself as a tastemaker and trendsetter in both contemporary designs. She focuses on cultivating the work of emerging contemporary designers whose work blurs the line between art and design.

CHRISTOPHE CÔME

Artist

A true heir to the French tradition of design, his work has a distinctive style of pure elegance that is balanced with a fresh outlook. Starting with conventional iron, he shapes and defines the forms through texture and oxidation producing distinctive finishes. Côme pairs these objects with industrial crystal and molded glass lenses that are transformed through carving, melting, and slumping. The metamorphosis of this raw industrial material through Come’s stylistic vocabulary creates objects that transcend time.

José Parlá

Artist

José Parlá is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist who is known for his unique expressive style that incorporates elements of both language and writing. His work, which will be on display in the lobby, was inspired by the multi-layered histories of the building. A memory document, the painting evokes the history of The Schumacher, the passage of time expressed through the distressed surfaces, the layers of history interwoven with the layers of paint. The work exists in the present and pays homage to past.

Hechizoo
Textiles

Artist

A weaving atelier founded by Jorge Lizarazo, based in Bogotá, Colombia. Originally an architect, Jorge translate his expertise and experience in materials, construction and proportions into pioneering new textiles. The inventive use of materials quickly defines the textiles with the ingenious integration of indigenous organic fibers with man made materials such as metal and nylon monofilament.

With an architectural sense of proportion and structure, these materials give the textiles new properties, allowing the material to filter and reflect light. Jorge Lizarazo identifies these new textiles as soft architecture and their innate characteristics redefine the use of the product. Textiles are transformational; they have the power to change a space visually and tactility and the effects these textiles have on their environmental conditions impact the senses.

CENTRAL
COURTYARD

A living work of art the Central Courtyard is composed of a series of vine cables that crisscross to make interesting patterns and create a distinctive visual screen for residents. The cables will consist of evergreen vines intertwined with clematis to add additional color interest throughout the year. In the midst of the cables and vines growing from the 6" marble gravel two simple fountains will provide a visual and aural experience.

PLANTS

01 AKIBEA

02 IVY

03 CLEMATIS

KEN SMITH

Landscape Architect

Internationally acclaimed landscape architect Ken Smith specializes in new expressions of landscape design. His projects explore the relationship between art, culture and landscape as well as the expressive power of landscape design as an art form.

One of Ken Smith's best-known projects. The innovative garden is highly visible from the neighboring skyscrapers but physically inaccessible. A combination of white gravel, recycled black rubber, crushed glass, sculptural stones and artificial boxwood plants create a distinctive camouflage pattern.