Michael Kors & Lance Le Pere Lounge
In recognition of their love of – and great generosity toward – Broadway, the Roundabout Theatre Company named the patrons’ lounge within the Stephen Sondheim Theatre after Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere. As the lucky designers tasked with bringing it to life, we tapped Stephen Sondheim’s creative genius as our inspiration, creating a room that incorporates a mix of subtle and overt references to his body of work. Since Michael and Lance associate Sondheim with a decidedly New York form of urbanity, we chose design elements that speak to the grit and glamour of our city. A neutral palette of concrete and sooty grays is enlivened by accents in antique brass and ebony. Material contrasts abound from crocodile skin to industrial-styled metal and from piano-polished wood to matte stone. As a crowning surprise for the New Yorker who actually looks up, the ceiling provides a glimpse of abstracted sky in the form of a glass tile mosaic in glittering whites, silvers, golds and grays. Finally, sophisticated, tailored upholstery nods to the fashion world where the room’s namesakes have made such an indelible mark.
Photos by Regan Wood.