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Metal Surfaces that Define Urban Character
Inside New York’s Paul Hotel
Oakland, CA (August 2016) – Manhattan’s ultra chic Paul Hotel is centrally located in the
vibrant NoMad District on West 29th Street, an enclave buzzing with new creative and tech
businesses. Built ground up by NYC’s Sharma Group Development, the 21-story, 122-room
hotel was designed to create an authentic New York experience.
Looking for a new take on urban materials and textures, designers selected Móz Designs to
fabricate unique wall and ceiling treatments for the Paul Hotels’ vaulted lobby. The solid core
aluminum panels feature rectangular laser cutouts that are backlit, creating multiple windows
into the building's structure and illuminating the space with refracting light. “The Móz panels
help define the hotel’s urban character and channel the energy and textures of the cityscape
into an artful interior,” says Ronica Sharma, president of the Sharma Group. “Móz metals are
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customizable, but this was essentially a standard Móz product that worked within our budget.
The final effect is startling and unexpected but very dramatic and very NYC.”
To mount the 3,000 square feet of paneling, the team developed a unique projecting bracket
system using C-shaped channels set at different depths, giving the façade a faceted look. The
end result is a stunning wall and ceiling feature that defines the Paul Hotel’s contemporary New York style.
Name: Paul Hotel
Location: New York, NY
Designer: Matt Markowitz & Associates
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