The space contained old futons, outdated carpets and walls, and lacked the comfort the dancers needed to rest, relax, and mentally prepare themselves before practices and performances. Architectural Digest's Amy Astley took it upon herself to bring the community together in efforts to make this space a place the dancers truly deserve.
Designer, Dan Fink, donated his time to design the space for the dancers. Century donated all the furniture to fill the space from our Thomas O'Brien for Century Collection. Sunbrella donated fabrics to ensure the new furniture was safe from spills, Hunter Douglas donated window shades, and Circa Lighting provided lamps and pendants to bring light to the space. Farrow & Ball donated the paint and Crosby Street Studios provided the custom carpeting. LG Signature also gave a TV for the dancers to review their performance videos. All of this along with an anonymous donor who generously contributed to the overall construction for the space.
Now this great American institution and the talented dancers who call it home have a space worthy of them and their beautiful art. From floors to ceiling, the room radiates. It is absolutely breathtaking. We hope that it serves as a beloved and sacred space, fostering creativity and connection for years to come. No doubt for us, seeing the dancer's faces upon seeing the lounge for the first time was priceless!