Moss and Lam Debuts Sculpture for Ciot’s Brooklyn Hub
Deborah Moss and her firm Moss and Lam have turned a Rio ceiling into a Canadian flag made of suspended canoes and paddles, and a sculptural staircase into a lighter-than-air unfurling of gradient blue for the Four Seasons Dubai. For New York City’s first multifunctional space from natural stone specialist Ciot, however, she went for something much earthier.
“The first time I entered the first Ciot showroom in Toronto years ago, I experienced a new, unorthodox way of importing and distributing stone slabs, that infused divertissement in the home décor business,” Moss says. “I always knew I wanted to collaborate with them in a special way”.
The result, designed in collaboration with Bando x Seidel Meersseman, is a marvel: in the reception area of Ciot’s 35,000 square-foot hub, complete with a galleria and bar in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Étranger descends a steep 15 feet from a stainless cable. Handmade of resin, silica, stone fragment, and metal mesh, the sculpture seems caught between lava and the precious rock Ciot hones to perfection.
“We’ve always been a fan of Deborah Moss’ imagination and sensibility,” says Ciot New York VP Kay Nolan. “So it was a natural fit.” The sculpture inaugurates an ongoing series of collaborations between Ciot and fine artists and designers, furthered by a show of Moss and Lam furniture including their Frammento coffee tables and Memento, a custom mosaic-covered slab. Visitors inspired to create their own custom mosaic and slab furnishings can sketch them out at the bar, then turn them into reality at the Ciot Studios after selecting the marble from the vast tree-lined warehouse nearby. “Ciot’s vocation and commitment to the interior design world is something unique,” Moss says. As is her Étranger.
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