Lightbox NYC Event Space
Lightbox is a high-tech event space located in Midtown Manhattan, serving as a digital destination where brands create inspiring moments at the intersection of art and technology. Completed in Fall 2017, Elemental reimagined this outdated Garment District fabric shop as a new 300-person multilevel state-of-the-art venue including a full kitchen, bar, and elevated mezzanine, augmented with advanced 360-degree projections and animated color-changing DMX lighting.
Elemental envisioned Lightbox as a minimalist gallery space, where light itself is featured as art. From the new structurally-glazed storefront with 10ft entry doors, linear strips of light capture the passerby and draw them beyond the entry and perforated tech booth into a double-height gallery projection room. While fully immersed in projections, the visitor is again led deeper into the space, following illuminated directional strips up stairs to the mezzanine or down to the finished cellar, where the integrated lighting looses its formality and explodes into a playful dance on the walls of the bar. In its new home, LIghtbox will continually evolve their approach and process, bringing ideas and experiences to life as a leading digital destination for interactive, tech-enabled events.
Client: Project X Ventures d/b/a Lightbox
Project Size: 5,000 square feet
Construction Cost: Private
Services: Full Architectural Services
Completed: Fall 2017