Architect, Frank Denner, in collaboration with New York Design firms, Pentasia Designs and De-Spec, has created an all-year-round, glass convertible enclosed, temperature controlled oasis, thirty stories above Manhattan that overwhelms the senses at every turn of its panoramic view. Take the express elevator from the street level and be transported to an exquisite world above the city.
Both grandeur and intimacy reside here in the harmony of its detailed collaboration: Bohemia Construction connects an amalgam of elements such as a hand-cut bronze bar by Shock Studios, topped with honed absolute black granite by Stone Masters, cascading ivy walls by Sal Cantatore, and hand-painted Venetian walls by Anthony Chase. A perfect view of the iconic Chrysler Building is the star of the show, as lighting designer Brian Orter, interprets a fresh spin on old Hollywood-glamour incorporating vintage theatrical lights and strings of incandescent bulbs that float overhead.
Deliberately shying away from outdoor lounge-style furniture typical of most rooftop bars as of late, Upstairs’ furnishings, carefully curated by Pentasia Designs from renowned houses such as B&B Italia, Moooi and Piet Boon as well as lush tufted banquets by Esquire, creates an atmosphere of chic sophistication. Both hyper-modern and neo-gothic, guests may relax and unwind any time of year in an airy vista or a starry refuge. Whether in the sun or under the stars, Upstairs is truly a magical escape.