Project: Metropolitan Museum of Art Custom Parasols ...read more

Client: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Summary:

These parasols were designed by Spatial Affairs for the new David H. Koch Plaza for the four blocks of 5th Avenue at the front door of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The asymmetric geometry opens the parasols up to the street, creating a distinct human scale environment and providing a floating, overriding order to the many street vendors and visitors interspersed.

They flank either end of the world famous fa├žade, helping to stamp the identity of the Museum. In winter, the parasols are closed up to form vertical markers.

The parasols were produced in Germany by specialist company Uhlmann.

For further enquiries for custom or other parasols in this range, please contact us at our regular email address.

For the Metropolitan bench and other design elements for the project, click here and for the two new utility buildings created as part of the new plaza project, click here.

  • 1/ photo by Sahar Coston-Hardy courtesy of OLIN

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