Mandarin Oriental Hotel

The Giant Curved Piece

This one of kind, original work of art welcomes guests into the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. It is among the the most complicated pieces we have ever completed at Parthenon. Aside from its large size, this hand painted fabric is framed to match the curve in the wall. The frame needed to be hung from the ceiling with just two specially made brass brackets. It was a precision challenge to match the curve of the frame perfectly to the bowed wall, and carefully stretch the delicate, 14-foot canvas to the unique form. Creating the frame was a huge challenge, but in retrospect, not as difficult as fitting the piece into an 11 foot elevator. Thank goodness for false ceilings!