Developer Soho Properties has tapped Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni to design the apartments and amenities at its new 45 Park Place.
The luxury condominium development marks Lissoni’s first residential condominium project in New York.
“While planning 45 Park Place it became increasingly important to not only conceive of a tower which would contribute to downtown Manhattan’s new skyscape of architectural marvels, but also to deliver a new standard for living, true design,” said Soho Properties chairman and CEO Sharif El-Gamal.
“Piero Lissoni stands out among the world’s most celebrated and important designers. He is a visionary architect who understands the importance of the materials used in a home and his sense of environment exceeds the scope of a traditional designer. Lissoni was the perfect fit to bring our vision for the tower to reality and we are very proud to have him work on 45 Park Place.”
Lissoni will be part of a design team which includes architects Michel Abboud and Jean Nouvel. The 665-foot tower will be designed by Abboud, of SOMA Architects, with Ismael Leyva Architects. It will be neighbor to a museum and public green space designed by Nouvel. Construction is expected to begin in 2015, with delivery of the tower in 2017. Tishman Construction will serve as construction manager. Stribling Marketing Associates will serve as exclusive sales and marketing agent.
Lissoni began his career in design in 1978 and was appointed art director at Boffi, the kitchen and bathroom creators, in 1985. He has since established himself as one of the most notable names in contemporary design for his clean, industrial aesthetic while collaborating
with many of the world’s most notable producers of furniture and design products. Lissoni founded his architectural firm Lissoni Associati in Milan with Nicoletta Canesi in 1986. Today the work of the studio encompasses all aspects of architecture, interiors, industrial design and graphics projects.
“The design concept for 45 Park Place was born out of the developer’s desire for a true collaboration between myself and SOMA’s Michel Abboud,” said Lissoni.
“We are creating beautiful homes and together, alongside Jean Nouvel and his extraordinary design for the neighboring museum and plaza, we are designing a way of living in New York like nothing experienced here before.
“I am extremely proud that I have been chosen to work with one of Manhattan’s most forward-thinking developers and such visionary architects to create the interiors for this already iconic project.”