Going Deco at the Walker Tower

 

Custom Art Deco Friezes by SuperStrata top off the newly completed Walker Tower Lobby.

Left: Exterior of the Walker Tower.  Right: Custom, modernized Art Deco friezes by SuperStrata top off the newly completed Walker Tower Lobby designed by Jarvis Studios.

 

Called the “architect of the century” by the New York Times early on in his career, the legendary architect Ralph Walker completed his Art Deco masterpiece, lower Manhattan’s Walker Tower, in 1929. With the Walker Tower and his other Art Deco skyscrapers he sought to humanize skyscrapers through both design and ornamentation.

Originally designed for the New York Telephone Company, today the Walker Tower has been converted into luxury residences with quite a pedigree . Walker’s original deco vision was painstakingly preserved during it’s conversion from office headquarters. This restored architectural masterpiece soars above its neighboring buildings, providing views of Manhattan that rival the beauty of the meticulously designed interior.

As part of that restoration SuperStrata was brought in to create the custom, hand-cast Art Deco inspired plaster panels that top the sleek, black marble lined lobby designed by Jarvis Studios. From design to fabrication and installation, creating the Walker Tower lobby friezes was an artistic pleasure at every stage.

 

 

Custom, handmade plaster friezes by SuperStrata provide Deco adornment in the Walker Tower lobby.

Custom, handmade plaster friezes by SuperStrata provide Deco adornment in the Walker Tower lobby.

 

Deco flourishes - white custom plaster friezes by SuperStrata in the Walker Tower Lobby.

Deco flourishes – white custom plaster friezes by SuperStrata in the Walker Tower Lobby.

 

White plaster friezes designed by SuperStrata for the Walker Tower Lobby top lush, black stone walls.

White cast plaster friezes designed by SuperStrata for the Walker Tower Lobby top lush, black stone walls.

 

Custom plaster friezes by SuperStrata integrated into the Art Deco concept in the Walker Tower Lobby.

Contemporary, custom plaster friezes by SuperStrata integrated into the Art Deco concept in the Walker Tower Lobby.

 

SuperStrata Walker Tower Frieze

Cast plaster friezes by SuperStrata about to be installed in the Walker Tower Lobby.

 

Wall Gram Wednesday: Tom Kligerman

Looking for architectural insights on Instagram? Look no further than this week’s #WallGramWednesday for inspiration. Tom Kligerman is one third of the AD100 ranked Architecture firm Ike Kligerman Barkley. Not surprisingly, he shares fantastic architectural spaces and details, but you’ll also see a sprinkling of landscapes, art, gorgeous cars, and other perfectly composed images that will keep you coming back for more.

You’ll find Tom sharing his trained eye on Instagram as @Tom_Kligerman. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

 

Tom Kligerman Instagram

Photo of Cabo San Lucas beach retreat designed by Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects via @tom_kligerman on Instagram


 

Tom Kligerman Instagram

Photo of New York City deco limestone in the Upper East Side via @tom_kligerman on Instagram


 

Tom Kligerman Instagram

Photo of an Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects construction site via @tom_kligerman on Instagram


 

Tom Kligerman Instagram

Photo of modern stairs by Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects via @tom_kligerman on Instagram


 
 

You’ll also find us on Instagram as @SuperStrataUSA.

Wall Gram Wednesday: The Decorista

It’s that day of the week again when we highlight an interior design or architecture must follow on Instagram. For this week’s #WallGramWednesday, we give you the  Instagram account of Ashlina Kaposta aka @TheDecorista. The Decorista’s instagram feed satisfies our most glam interior design cravings with a well curated dose of inspirational interiors mixed with her own design endeavors.

The Decorista Instagram

Photo via @thedecorista on Instagram

The Decorista Instagram

Photo of interior designed by Dallas Shaw via @thedecorista on Instagram

The Decorista Instagram

Photo via @thedecorista on Instagram

You’ll find us on Instagram at @SuperStrataUSA!