Christie’s Los Angeles by wHY Architecture | ITSLIQUID

Christie’s Los Angeles by wHY Architecture

Architecture | December 2, 2018 |

Christie's Los Angeles by wHY ArchitectureImage courtesy of wHY Architecture

Christie’s Los Angeles by wHY Architecture

Status: Completed
Location: Los Angeles

A British-Inspired Space for the World’s Leading Art Business.
Originally founded in London in 1766, Christie’s approached wHY to design a new flagship in Los Angeles. The privately held company sought to expand its presence in response to an increase in demand for art, decorative arts and important objects in the Western United States.

Christie's Los Angeles by wHY ArchitectureImage courtesy of wHY Architecture

Located in Beverly Hills, near the highly trafficked Wilshire Boulevard and two doors down from the iconic Mr Chow restaurant, wHY‘s design sets a new definition for Christie’s amongst its new neighbors and clientele. The 5,300 square foot, two-story street-level design for wraps the space in an undulating curtain of pearlescent white aluminum, creating an elegant and timeless exterior that speaks to the history and quality of the company’s 250-year old brand.

Christie's Los Angeles by wHY ArchitectureImage courtesy of wHY Architecture

The interior is unique, inspired by grand, well-proportioned spaces typical in Europe yet customized for Christie’s needs. Flexible programming was key for the flow as the auction house’s holdings are diverse, ranging from painting, sculpture and prints to wine jewelry and objects. The semi-public ground floor is a welcoming, warm and inviting atmosphere with a wood oak floor and custom wHY-designed reception desk. The private upstairs evokes a comfortable and exclusive lounge setting.

Christie's Los Angeles by wHY ArchitectureImage courtesy of wHY Architecture

Wall-to-wall carpeting gives visitors the feeling of comfort and wHY-designed seating bedecks the lounge and meeting spaces with custom furnishings. A large rooftop courtyard and green space provides a multi-functional outdoor space for hosting events, parties and performances. The use of drought-tolerant shurbs provides privacy and connects visitors to nature.

more. www.why-site.com

 

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


New days, New works

Design | November 24, 2020

The Mint Museum presents new and never-before-seen objects from its collection in the exhibition New Days, New Works Read more


FEATURED DESIGNER: Donna Karan

Fashion | November 23, 2020

Donna Karan, a pioneer. A woman designing for women. Modern woman-forward-thinking, confident, and self-assured-succeeding in the world, while pulling off the balancing act of life. Read more


YLUME

Fashion | November 22, 2020

Inspired from the light of South of France and specially Corsica, where the founder is born, YLUME is a brand of jewels (natural stones, gold plated and leather are used) and fragrances created with a famous perfumer in Grasse, the capital of fragrances in France. After spending 20 years in big cosmetic groups (L’Oréal, L’Occitane), the founder of the brand created YLUME in 2018, putting all her memories and passion for the south of France. Read more


Charlotte Posenenske. Work in progress

Art | November 15, 2020

Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean presents Charlotte Posenenske: Work in Progress. The exhibition traces the evolution of the pioneering work of Charlotte Posenenske (b. 1930, Wiesbaden; d. 1985, Frankfurt am Main) during the years 1956-68, a short but prolific period when she was active as an artist. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!