Interior Design Magazine has announced their Best of Year awards and we are thrilled to announce that our project at 151 West 42nd Street has won the Corporate Office Cafeteria category. The aptly named Garden Room features our custom floor-to-ceiling living wall. This impressive curved green wall boasts 12 species and 20 varieties of plants totaling over 2,200 individual green plants, filling every inch of the nearly 1,000 square foot space.
The Courtyard is 9900 SF. A central, rectilinear dry-bed leads through a random planting of large Shade trees, ferns and perennials and ends at a blackened steel water feature. The water spills into a reflecting pool that features a 12’ tall sandstone sculpture by Lluis Lleo. Two thirty foot built-in benches flank the deck that surrounds the end of the reflecting pool.
Effective plant design in shopping malls and retail environments have several strong functions to offer. Plantscaping can emphasize the character of the mall and help create an atmosphere that shoppers enjoy. The presence of greenery makes shopping centers more appealing to customers creating an enjoyable shopping experience. Plants are also known to reduce noise levels which can be important for busy retail destinations. From directing foot traffic to providing shoppers with an inviting place to relax between shopping visits, plants are an integral part of the selling environment.