Spring Place Takes an Iconic Look Back

As New York Fashion Week moved downtown over the last few seasons, Spring Studios has emerged as one of the primary destinations for fashion shows and industry events. While the studio is primarily used for photography shoots and creative projects, the space has transformed into a true cultural hub. Spring Studios has been host to some of the biggest fashion and charity events over the last year, and now it’s taking it a step further. Meet the newly opened Spring Place, an all-in-one creative and social destination.

Spring Place essentially combines some of the best features of the city’s creative and collaborative workspaces (Milk Studios, NeueHouse, and WeWork, to name a few) into one Tribeca location (which will be followed by a Los Angeles outpost, and plans for more locations around the world). Having already hosted VIP events with Jeff Koons, W Magazine, and Public School, Spring Place officially opened in June, with a stacked calendar of parties, workshops, and cultural programs taking place at the expansive, stylish venue. Floor-to-ceiling windows create a bright and spacious atmosphere, contrasted by the brutalist design of cemented panels, wood floors, and black steel furnishings. Through an all-day restaurant and lounge, guests can access two rooms: a music room, complete with guitars, a piano, and a (Bluetooth enabled) gramophone, and a sunken living room with distinct red plush carpeting and couches throughout. A 10,000 square foot rooftop with breathtaking views of lower Manhattan rounds out the social areas, but business-oriented members also will have access to workspaces, production facilities, and Spring Studio’s client services as well.

While those amenities will only be available to members and friends of members, Spring Place is also presenting their first public exhibit at The Gallery@Spring, a LIFE Photo exhibition showcasing iconic fashion imagery from the 1940’s through the 1970’s. Archival images of Audrey Hepburn, Gloria Vanderbilt, Marlon Brando, and many more authentically interacting with New York display the glamour of a bygone era that’s hard to find in the manufactured images of modern magazines. It’s a fitting theme for Spring: a look through the fashion history of New York, at a place that’s quickly cementing its own place within it.

Time Inc’s LIFE Archives are on display at the Gallery@Spring until August 30th, and open to the public July 22nd – 24th from 10am – 6pm, and July 29th – 31st from 10am – 6pm. 

Learn more about Spring Place at www.springplace.com.

Words by Gautam Balasundar