Downtown by Starck

Role: Residential Designer & Interior Designer

Working for many years as consultant to Philippe Starck’s Yoo business – Archer Humphryes created Downtown by Starck, a development of apartments in the former 34 storey JP Morgan building, New York. Providing 326 apartments over a total floor area of 36,000sqm, this development is the first large-scale residential building in the downtown business district of New York, marking an important change in land use in the oldest part of the city. Located directly opposite the NY Stock Exchange and Federation Hall, Downtown by Stark will cater to professionals in the financial field and is set to transform this part of the city.

Facilities include a roof terrace, lounge, children’s room, swimming pool, gym, bowling alley and dance/ exercise space, offering an amenities programme without parallel in a stand alone residential building in New York.

The scheme continues a signature look of playful elegant interiors evident in the interiors of the Delano Hotel, Miami and the Felix Restaurant, Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong, along with Yoo projects all over the world which Julie Humphryes and David Archer contributed to while working in Starck’s office and as Head of Yoo Design Studio respectively..