Universal Furniture Teams Up With Elle Décor for Plaza Hotel Makeover

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By Nic Ledoux on

1/31/2020

Elle Décor called on designer Sasha Bikoff to temporarily transform the hotel’s legendary Rose Club into the Elle Décor Café. Photo Credit: Cory Dawson.

New York’s historic Plaza Hotel received a makeover recently with the help of modern interiors magazine Elle Décor and Universal Furniture. Elle Décor called on A-list designer Sasha Bikoff to temporarily transform the hotel’s legendary Rose Club into the Elle Décor Café, a project that runs through March 31, 2020. The historic club has hosted performances by Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Bob Hope and Liza Minnelli, to name a few. Bikoff’s redesign pays homage to the cafe’s jazzy history, while infusing it with modern appeal.
 
Showcased in the Elle Décor Café are several Moulin sofas from Universal’s collaboration with Houston designer Nina Magon. Covered in a burgundy performance velvet, these contemporary sofas take center stage as a dramatic focal point in the club seating areas. The intense colors are  balanced with pastel fabrics from Bikoff’s new line with Vervain Fabrics.
 
“The project is a great opportunity to showcase our modern capabilities to the design world,” said Universal Furniture Director of Marketing Neil MacKenzie. “Being able to integrate our goods into a setting like this provides some inspiration as to what’s possible with Universal”.
 
Visitors can experience the pop-up café through March 31. The project will be showcased in the March edition of the magazine.
 About Universal: Universal Furniture creates quality furnishings for the whole home with a focus on function and lifestyle. The company’s casegood, upholstery, accent and accessory designs are developed under the brand names Universal Furniture (Lifestyle Collections), To The Trade (Interior Design) and Spaces™ (Millennial and Youth), and sold through retailers and interior designers throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1968, Universal Furniture is a brand of Samson Holdings, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated furniture manufacturers. For more information, visit www.universalfurniture.com.

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