Phantom Hands' Armless Chairs at the Board Room of Spring Palace, Image: Deepak Srinath
A visit to Spring Place, NYC.
I was in New York last month for a couple of weeks and keen to visit Spring Place, “a workspace and membership club connecting work, leisure and culture for a select community of global influencers, creative entrepreneurs and industry leaders”. Spring Place opened recently in the TriBeCa neighbourhood of Manhattan and their interior designers had purchased 33 Armless Chairs and 4 Coffee Tables from our Project Chandigarh collection. I figured it would be difficult for me to visit Spring as they were reluctant to let non-member’s in for a visit.
A day before I was to leave NY, I was at dinner with a restaurateur friend of ours in the iconic Cafe Luxembourg. As I described the Chandigarh inspired furniture we make, our friend mentioned that she had just seen some amazing 'Pierre Jeanneret' style furniture in a club called Spring. She mentioned a collection of armless chairs around a stunning table. When I told her that the chairs were made by us, she immediately fixed up with the Managing Director of Spring for me to visit the next morning and see our furniture in action. This visit to Spring was by far the highlight of my NY visit. Seeing our pieces amidst all the other mid century classics in that setting was an amazing experience.
Talk about amazing coincidences; ONLY in NYC!!