As a component of the interior design of the Anthology Film Archive, the furniture strategy enhances the architecural concept by complimenting historic vestiges with new interventions. Comfort is found in the familiar; by maintaining key architectural components existing within the Raimund Abraham renovation – a spiral stair, theatre seats, a projection booth – the sense of intimacy between the building and its inhabitants remained.
The new furniture enhances the concept of privacy throughout the building. Its formal language is inspired by the shifts and tapers of the new façade. Its structural syncopation and faceted body are calibrated to the louvers on the exterior in order to create a highly tailored relationship between architecture and furniture. The felted body evokes the new movie theaters by creating a similar atmosphere of privacy, intimacy and enclosure.