Gramercy Park Hotel Red Velvet Bergère Chair and Ottoman
Gramercy Park Hotel Red Velvet Bergère Chair and Ottoman this gorgeous and unique piece is one of a handful left from the storied Gramercy Park Hotel. It's the stuff of Rock and Roll Myth and Legends. Made of Smoke Red Velvet, accented with black painted carved wood legs and trim it's renaissance revival style is dramatic and beautiful. Own a piece of New York History by adding this collectible piece to your home decor.
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DIMENSIONS: Chair23" L x 21"D x 48" H, Ottoman 23" L x 21"D x 16" H
FACTS & HISTORY: It was just about the only hotel in the city where musicians could order a guitar string from room service or order cocaine “like a pepperoni pizza” from the doormen and chambermaids, wrote filmmaker Max Weissberg, whose grandfather Herbert Weissberg bought the 509-room hotel in 1958 and ran it until a year before his death in 2003.
Weissberg moved some of his family into the rooms, including Max, who would stay there for months when he returned to the city from boarding school, the filmmaker said.
After Weissberg’s death, Rosen stepped in with partner and hotelier Ian Schrager to take over the hotel. They hired artist Julian Schnabel to redo the interiors. Seven years later, in 2010, Schrager sold his interest to Rosen, who filled the space with works from his own private art collection, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Among the perks for guests of the hotel was access to Gramercy Park, the private park across the street that is, famously, only accessible to neighborhood residents.