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Chelsea Market is a discrete architectural gem that’s tucked away on the corner of 15th Street and 9th Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. An enclosed, urban food court, Chelsea Market is best known as a true shopping experience for those with sophisticated palettes to indulge in gourmet delicacies, delectable pastries, and enough cooking ingredients to make Daniel Boulud or Paul Bocuse feel right at home. Once a factory that made Oreo cookies, Chelsea Market is now alive with the buzz of busy shoppers strolling through the postindustrial corridors that have been meticulously festooned with the architectural details and metalwork of a lost industrial culture not often seen in contemporary spaces.
The old factory floors are still there, interweaving up and down the halls, and the open ceiling exposes an old, oxidized iron piping system that hangs overhead with modern touches: new vaulted windows separated by glinting copper frames. The original piping system has been interpreted in a variety of ways throughout the decor from bronze sculptures ornamenting the stone walls to the door pulls leading to one the vendors at the marketplace.
At Chelsea Market the architectural details dominate: from bronze framed glass doors found at multiple locations throughout the atrium and lighting systems that speak to the American Colonial Period to the brushed and repoussed polished copper wall and elevator coverings.
The interior design is an intricate blend of unique architectural details and metals that create the unique shopping experience that is Chelsea Market.