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The Smile

Harlem, USA

Harlem's smile

Vondom’s outdoor furniture is used to decorate the terrace of this unique building that has a façade in the shape of a smile. Find out more.

  • Location Harlem, USA
  • Type Hospitality
  • Designer Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Photographer Pernille and Thomas Loof
  • Collections Pillow

The name of this building is a tribute to its amazing curved façade, made of stainless steel and inspired by the ‘moon’s textured surface’. When viewed from the south, it stands above the surrounding buildings on 125th Street. From above, the structure slopes upward, as if drawing a smile.

Located in the Big Apple’s renowned Harlem district, it houses a nursing school on the street level and 223 apartments above. One-third of these residential units will be set aside for affordable housing.

The building’s interior features an entrance with vibrant splashes of colour, reminiscent of the artistic murals that adorn buildings in East Harlem and representing historic figures that share political messages.

‘Residents are immersed in an explosion of reds, blues, greens and yellows that draw inspiration from Harlem’s Puerto Rican and Caribbean culture’, explained BIG.

The Smile Project | Vondom
The Smile Project | Vondom

The amenities for residents at this unique building include a spa, sauna, fitness room, shared workspace, and a social lounge equipped with a kitchen and pantry for events and cooking classes. There are also barbecue facilities and an open-air dining area on the upper deck of this modern edification.

Outdoor furniture sunloungers Pillow by Vondom

The rooftop has been furnished with outdoor furniture  Vondom

Pillow sun chaises in bright colours stand out in the building’s main outdoor space, along with whirlpool spas and a swimming pool, equipped with lounge chairs and coffee tables from the same collection designed by Stefano Giovannoni.

Outdoor furniture sunloungers Pillow by Vondom
Outdoor furniture sunloungers Pillow by Vondom
The outdoor furniture Vondom make this terrace the perfect place for social activities, gatherings and relaxation. And to top things off, it also boasts stunning views of Manhattan.
Outdoor furniture sunloungers Pillow by Vondom

In summary, the outdoor furniture Vondom  in this residential building transform the rooftop into a place in which to smile from ear to ear.

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