New York, NY
Nicole Migeon Architect (NMA) is a boutique firm in New York City specializing in hospitality, spa, salon, and residential design … the spaces where we retreat, relax, and recharge. Distinctively versatile, it offers a wide range of design services, including architecture, interiors, furniture, and lighting, as well as custom millwork and art consultation.
The firm offers an uncommon design aesthetic, born from the inventive eye of a principal with a rich background in the fine and decorative arts. Like paints on a palette, sensuous and tactile materials are the inspiration of any NMA commission, often selected during the design process to inform the architecture.
Architecturally, the firm’s work is characterized by sensible minimalism and elegant juxtapositions reflecting attention to sustainability and community. Outdoor and indoor environments are literally integrated—oversized doors and windows open to dissolve the boundaries between them. The use of daylight, deliberately-framed views, artful lighting compositions, and indoor ponds and gardens further emphasize this convergence. Versatile interior spaces are created by recessed doors and layered planes of translucent or opaque panels that move to suit mood, time of day, or purpose—a workplace by day can become a haven for guests by night. Rooms can be reconfigured to provide ventilation or to conserve heat. Warm color palettes and a customized range of materials meld to create striking and tasteful surroundings.
The firm’s work process is as unique as its design approach. Its core team builds a consortium of specialists, including metal workers, writers, artists, and photographers, on any given project. The design process itself is a collaborative one. First, clients’ needs and tastes are uncovered through a series of personal interviews at NMA’s intimate storefront studio or a client-convenient location. Then, the design team applies its signature combination of classic principles and contemporary elements to these ideas to create pleasing and functional spaces. The latest technologies, computer models, renderings, and AutoCAD drawings are employed to develop designs and to keep clients informed throughout the process.
The growing success of NMA—and the positive response from its clients—results from the firm’s attention to detail and the efficiency of its work. Each project reflects the strategic integration of the clients’ wishes with NMA’s singular design philosophies, practices, and community spirit.
441 East 12th Street
New York, NY, US , 10009