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Interior Design by Studio Robert Jamieson seen at The Ship, New York - The Ship
Image credit: Sam Oberter Photography

The Ship

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The client for this project came to me with a site and a name, The Ship. What ensued was a dramatic spatial change that took a long, low ceiling ground floor space with a dark basement, into a hip industrial bar with high ceilings. Occupancy and egress requirements for the space limited the allowable ‘public’ area within the bar. Instead of having excess back of house, we removed about a third of the ground floor.

The subtly marked entry at the street leads to a non-descript long, low corridor at the end of which unfolds a dramatic double height space that one descends down to. The bar’s name is alluded to in the materiality and design, but in a modern way, with riveted aged zinc wall panels, custom booths upholstered with reclaimed patchwork sailcloth, and a dynamic lighting installation of inverted antique ship ventilation shafts. The bar utilizes many other found objects such as the common washbasin, antique doors and custom fabricated mirrors in the bathroom. Both the stair treads and window frames were made from the floor joists that were removed to open up the space.

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Meet the Creator

Design firm specializing in custom commercial and residential projects.

Robert has over 20 years experience working in the Architecture and design profession. He spent the first 10 years of his career working as a designer in New York City for the global architecture firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox and supporting Michael Arad and his award winning design for the World Trade Center Memorial. Robert then spent 7 years creating and leading the internal Store Design team for lifestyle retailer, Anthropologie, overseeing all domestic projects, their bricks and mortar launch into the UK/EU marketplace, and sister wedding brand, BHLDN.

Studio Robert Jamieson was formed in 2001 as an outlet for exploration of ideas outside of these professional contexts, and has continued as a full time endeavor since 2016. These varied experiences within the profession allows us to successfully engage projects at many different scales and typologies.