Chelsea Mercantile

Chelsea Mercantile

Adaptive Reuse Residential

"Those with a predeliction for lobby design will salivate over ODA’s chocolate-coloured design for the Chelsea Mercantile building on 7th Avenue in Manhattan. Entering the lobby – which wraps up metal surfaces with vintage lamps and softly patterned walls – you will find yourself in an elegant reverie of chocolate and chestnut tones." - Wallpaper*

ODA Interiors Chelsea Mercantile
Chelsea Mercantile

Rather than an 'in-between' space, the lobby at Chelsea Mercantile holds its own importance. Echoing the grand presence of the facade, the interior of the lobby is heady and atmospheric. A vintage glass lamp crowns a seating area, while a mail room with curved wall of black metal mailbox brings some 50s glamour to picking up bills.

Robust base materials bring flow to the circulation. Honed nublado light marble with chevron patterning by Stone Source sweeps across the floor, and a metallic ceiling adds slithers of reflections to the dense interior.

Chelsea Mercantile

Project Details

252 7th Ave, New York, NY
Chelsea Mercantile
8,000 SF


ODA Design Team
Eran Chen AIA Ryoko Okada Carolina Moscoso, Shraddha Balasubramaniam
Petrini Studio (Photography)


Wallpaper* ODA’s Chelsea Mercantile lobby in Manhattan makes a grand entrance
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Interior Design Magazine's NYCxDESIGN Awards 2020 Honoree: Residential Lobby