The Jewel Box

PrizeWinner in Interior Design / Apartments Interior
Firm LocationNew York, United States
CompanyMessana O'Rorke
Lead ArchitectBrian Messana
Design TeamDesign Partners: Brian Messana and Toby O'Rorke. Design Team: Viktor Nassli and Juan Espinosa
ClientWith held

The Jewel Box is a study of space efficiency, creating the illusion of a larger space through multiple experiences within a 430 square foot New York City ‘Studio’ apartment. The client’s wanted a pied-à-terre that felt like a room at a boutique hotel, a program that could accommodate cooking and entertaining and they did not want to see their bed. Our goal was to maximize the physical and atmospheric size of a singular space, its storage capacity while creating multiple experiences that all fit efficiently into an organized structure inspired by jewel boxes, steamer trunks, and boat interiors.