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2 0 18 G O L D K E Y AWA R D S

BEST LOBBY LUXURY
WINNER

NOMAD
LOS ANGELES
DESIGN FIRMS: Sydell Group, New York; Studio Jacques

Garcia, Paris
THE COMMISSION: Restore the original banking hall in this
Neoclassical 1923 building, originally the headquarters of the Bank
of Italy. Subdivide the massive volume into a lobby and several
multipurpose F&B venues that can be used day and night.
THE CHARRETTE: Restore the legacy and rewrite the future

THE CHALLENGE: Echo-inducing hard surfaces in the vast

former banking hall made creating intimacy tricky. Thoughtful
zoning allowed for private nooks-as well as hotspots to see
and be seen whether schmoozing at Hollywood power lunches,
catching up on emails or indulging in cocktails. Velvets, plush
curtains, soft rugs and foliage warm the lobby's ambience
through soft textures and supply acoustic absorption.
THE COOL STUFF: Conversation-provoking curiosities make

it easy to share banter with new friends. "We kept the original vault that once housed 12,000 safety deposit boxes and
its 50-ton door remains intact as a focal point of the lobby,"
says Jake Lamstein, managing partner and chief development
officer, Sydell Group. A portrait of St. Vibiana, Los Angeles'
patron saint, hangs in the lobby's Italian Coffee Bar as a
reminder of Italian-American Catholic heritage-sure to spark
debate in such a multicultural city. The bar's antique mirrors
slide apart in the evening to reveal a medley of tipple potions.
With Gothic arches, moody lighting, jewel-tone fabrics and a
two-story dining area, NoMad Restaurant is a recipe for success.
THE CARRY-OUT: It takes a deft touch to meld California's
chilled-out vibe with the classical feel of Garcia's signature
French style. Predominantly white walls encourage a cool,
open ambience, and palm trees reference the natural landscape. Light shifts according to time of day: early morning
meetings at the coffee bar feel energetic, while candlelit
corners are where the glitterati close the big deal at night.
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SOURCES
OWNER: Yucaipa Companies,
LLC, Los Angeles;
AllianceBernstein, New York;
Sydell Group, New York;
OPERATOR: Sydell Group,
New York; DESIGN FIRMS:
Sydell Group, New York:
Jake Lamstein, managing
partner and chief development
officer; Sabine Vessnow
Khera, director, development
& sourcing; Ryan Bean,
director, development; Studio
Jacques Garcia, Paris: Jacques
Garcia, founder; Nassima
Bouzid, senior designer;
ARCHITECT: KFA Architecture,
Santa Monica, California;
PURCHASING COMPANY:
Sydell Group, New York;
GENERAL CONTRACTOR:
RD Olson Construction,
Irvine, California; ART &
ACCESSORIES: Studio
Be-poles; FLOORCOVERINGS:
Alarwool, ABC Carpet; ICE;
Sam Kasten; FURNITURE:
Henryot et Cie; Delta Furniture;
Eric Brand Furniture;
Costantini Design; Fong
Brothers.

BENOIT LINERO

of this Los Angeles landmark. Neoclassical features from
the vast space were meticulously reinstated: Doric columns,
square pilaster columns topped with original Corinthian
capitals, marble floors and an Italianate, double-height blue
and gold coffered ceiling were all renewed to form a sympathetic backdrop for the smartly embellished lobby furnishings.
Velvety green chairs, sofas, curtains and a mirror-top table
furnish the Palm Court. The Library, which becomes a cocktail
lounge at night, offers an eclectic literary collection for guests
to borrow and features two 12-ft.-tall light fixtures handsculpted in France.


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From the Editor
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2018 Gold Key Awards: The Why Factor
Q+A:S+S=Success
Products: Casegoods
Products: Lighting
Exit Interview
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