The New York Historical Society, located on the corner of Central Park West and 77th Street, has re-opened after a 3 year renovation. New York’s oldest museum has gotten a facelift that transformed the bank-like structure to be more inviting and bright with new windows and entrances that let light into the building. The renovation included new exhibits in the museum as well as the brand new DiMenna Children’s History Museum downstairs. The focus of the museum is to teach New York’s history through the eyes of the children who lived there through the centuries.
Lee H. Skolnick Architecture and Design Partnership, the lead designer on the DiMenna Children’s History Museum, has designed nearly 60 children’s museums around the country. Lee H. Skolnick worked with Enhance a Colour to produce the carpet to be installed throughout the Children’s Museum.
What makes this project especially interesting is the subject matter for the printed carpet. A map of all five boroughs of New York City are represented, complete with parks, rivers and streets. The carpet covers the entire children’s floor of the museum and is fun for city residents visiting to find where they live.
Enhance a Colour produced the carpeting by dye-sublimation printing to padded carpet material. The printed carpet was made up of 64 4 foot by 8 foot panels. Our installation crew installed the carpet panels throughout the space. In addition to the city themed carpet, a library section was also carpeted with 16 4 foot by 8 foot solid green panels to the floor and benches.