Shock Therapy opened doors to its Upper East Side flagship, bringing NYC its first group EMS workout destination. Designed by Eray/Carbajo, the interiors bring an exciting twist to the building’s beautiful landmark exteriors. With the idea to create the space for future of fitness, the concept introduces a room within a room, nesting a futuristic shell into a historic background.
The time starts bending inside the welcoming area, through its curved furniture and finishes, custom designed by Eray/Carbajo for the space. When climbing up the stairs for the studio, the visitors walk into a fully encapsulated space that leaks different shades of light through the gradient patterns on the shell. While the permeating light feels like a glimpse into the future, the preserved historic features and other decorative pieces remind the core.
Curved X marks by URAStudio, float below the ceiling, unifying the force of the unknown and the inner power in “X-ercising”. The wood fiber and cement mix panels that wrap the interiors attest to the architectural vision in sustainability and social responsibility. The wood content is sourced from forests that are sustainably managed.
Program: Fitness Studio
Client: Shock Therapy NYC
Design: Inanc Eray, Gonzalo Carbajo
Design Team: Ugur Imamoglu, Anil Sakaryali, Egemen Onur Kaya, Paul Thirouin, Arda Ertan Yildiz, Sarahdjane Mortimer, Ece Pasalioglu
Scent: Christophe Laudamiel
Branding and Creative: Mehmet Gozetlik
Construction: Cornerstone NYC
About Eray Carbajo
Eray Carbajo is an international architecture and design studio based in New York City and Istanbul. With over twenty international awards in architecture, interior design, masterplanning and product design; the studio is known to create designs that solve urban, social and environmental problems, catering to the future of the global landscape.