While he confesses to never having seen an episode of Mad Men, Scott Aaron believes this season’s Sterling Cooper crew would get a kick out of the funky downtown 70s arts scene that he commissioned interior designer Andres Escobar to create for 56 Fulton.
“It’s photography based inspiration from the downtown New York 1970s and 80s scene. Think Patti Smith, The Ramones, Andy Warhol ,” said Aaron, a partner on the venture with the Brauser family which has owned the site, currently a parking garage, for over 30 years.
“I was walking through SoHo looking through photos at the Morrison Hotel Gallery and the John Varvatos store and was inspired to do something that was very downtown New York and thought the candid images of iconic rock and roll artists from that era were really edgy. I brought the idea to Andres and he came up with some really amazing designs and we went with it.”