Over a course of 3 years we have been collaborating with architects Herzog & de Meuron on the NEW PARRISH ART MUSEUM in Long Island (New York). Taking inspiration from the house-shaped artist's studio which is typical for the Hamptons the architects have created a single 600 feet long shed with a low slung double-barreled roof. Our involvement in the project was to design the furniture for the museum´s public program areas (reception, lobby, café, shop) as well as the administrative offices. Most of the furniture is made locally using 100 year old retrieved pine wood (heart pine) which is coherent with the building´s use of simple materials and straightforward construction principles.

The café and adjacent outdoor terrace of the museum are furbished with chairs designed especially for the museum and produced by American chair company Emeco.
The PARRISH chair will be officially launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in April 2013.

Project assistant: Olivia Herms (KGID)
Architecture: Herzog & de Meuron