Photograph credit score: Christian Tougher

Above: Within the VIP lounge at Lincoln Heart’s Alice Tully Corridor, which has been redesigned
by Cullman & Kravis, the couch, chairs, and cocktail tables are by Roche Bobois, and the pillows are in Butterfly Parade by Christian Lacroix. The pendant is by Kelly Wearstler for Circa Lighting; the carpet is by FLOR.

Earlier than the pandemic, how typically may you’ve gotten run into designer Ellie Cullman within the Hauser Patron Salon at Alice Tully Corridor between film showings? “I used to be there on a regular basis,” she says. “The lounge has been utilized by Movie at Lincoln Heart since ceaselessly.” She would attend the New York Movie Pageant, which is held at Lincoln Heart yearly within the fall, and soak up 4 motion pictures a day.

Photo credit: Christian Harder

Photograph credit score: Christian Tougher

Cullman is not only an insatiable cinephile but in addition the principal of the celebrated inside design agency Cullman & Kravis. A lifelong New Yorker, she has been on the board of Movie at Lincoln Heart for near 30 years.

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Photograph credit score: Songkai Liu / 500px

So when it got here time to redo the salon—Cullman describes the previous decor as grim, “battleship grey with 4 pink chairs”—she jumped on the probability to remodel it right into a grand, multi-functional, indoor-outdoor VIP lounge and occasions house.

Photo credit: Christian Harder

Photograph credit score: Christian Tougher

The Cullman & Kravis crew, working in collaboration with ELLE DECOR and a bunch of design manufacturers together with Dedon, Roche Bobois, and Scavolini, targeted its design on sturdiness and dynamism—albeit one with a fierce black, white, silver, and copper coloration scheme. “Because it serves many features, the room needed to be malleable,” Cullman says. To wit: Every of the greater than 20 items of latest furnishings is gentle sufficient for straightforward transport and sized for service elevators. The mission was a private one for Cullman, not simply due to her inextricable ties to Lincoln Heart but in addition as an emblem of New York Metropolis’s impending restoration.

After the return of in-person screenings at September’s profitable New York Movie Pageant, the lounge is being put to rapid use, and now due to Cullman’s trendy design, intermission at Alice Tully Corridor is simply as dramatic because the present.

Thanks to your beneficiant product donations:
Architectural Grille: metallic grilles on bar and customized door handles; Cambria: countertop; Carlisle & Co.: wallcoverings; Circa Lighting, Dedon: outside furnishings; Elkay: kitchen faucet and sinks; FLOR: carpet; Julian Chichester: entryway console and mirror; Liebherr: undercounter refrigeration; Osborne & Little: cloth and wallcoverings; Oscar Mora: florals and vegetation; Roche Bobois: inside furnishings; Scavolini: kitchen; Sherwin-Williams: paint.

Thanks to your beneficiant providers:
Architectural Tile Restoration, Aspro Plumbing, Inc., Devoted Counter tops, Litespeed Electrical, Soundtone Flooring, Inc., Sal’s Upholstery, Stonhard.

Photo credit: Hearst Owned

Photograph credit score: Hearst Owned

This story initially appeared within the November 2021 problem of ELLE DECOR. SUBSCRIBE

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