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Located at JFK International Airport in Queens, New York, the TWA Hotel opened on May 15, 2019 to the delight of world travelers, designers, architects, and countless who hold a memory of its iconic past. 

The new hotel has repurposed the former head-house of the TWA flight center airline terminal as its lobby and public area.  

Designed in 1962 by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, it remains a groundbreaking building. It’s curvaceous architecture boasts not a single straight line!  You can just imagine Howard Hughes obsessing over every detail as it was built.

The hotel includes the addition of two low-lying buildings on either side of the existing head-house, accommodating over 500 guest rooms.  

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Photography by David Mitchell

 

Samuelson was commissioned to provide furniture in several prominent areas of the hotel. The guestrooms, sleek and efficient, include rich finishes, a beautiful channel tufted headboard or headboard / desk combo unit (depending on the room type) with convenient LED lighting and data ports, metal detailing and cantilevered night stands. 

LED lighting accentuates the bar, desk and wardrobe units with complimentary stone tops and metal framework. 

When it comes to LEDs, we exclusively use the best product on the market.  We do that for a few reasons:

  • We only want the very best going into our fine furniture.

  • We use LED that is fully UL rated specifically for use in furniture. Why is this important? If an inferior LED product is used there is a serious risk of fire or other breakdown issues that can take place.

  • The product in most of our applications is “plug & play,” meaning there is no cutting, splicing or soldering needed when installing our furniture. Simply plug it in and it is good to go!​

 

 

WALNUT VENEER AND METAL BASE DESK - 8762

- 3 PULL OUT DRAWERS

- 3 UPPER OPEN CUBBIES PAINTED IN HIGH GLOSS WHITE

- BRUSHED METAL BASE #106M

- WALNUT DESK TOP WITH 3/4 INSET STONE

HEIGHT: 34"  |  86.36cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 20"  |  50.8cm

WIDTH: 72"  |  182.88cm

FREE STANDING KING HEADBOARD / DESK - 8756

- FREE STANDING KING HEADBOARD WITH DESK ON THE REVERSE SIDE

- VERTICAL CHANNEL UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD

- BRUSH BASS METAL FRAME #106M

- 2 STONE CANTILEVER LEDGES

- READING LIGHTS

- HEADBOARD HEIGHT WITHOUT UPPER FLOATING SHELF 39.5"

DESK

- BRUSHED METAL FRAME #106M

- WALNUT VENEER PANELS

- STONE DESK LEDGE

- 2 POWER HUBS

- WALNUT VENEER PANELS

- DESK OVERALL HEIGHT 41.5", DESK DEPTH 18", DESK OVERALL LENGTH 100.5"

HEIGHT: 41.5"  |  1.5.41cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 27.5"  |  69.8550.8cm

WIDTH: 100.5"  |  255.27cm

YARDAGE: 7  |  17.78cm

 

UPHOLSTERED CUSHION BENCH - 8770

- UPHOLSTERED STORAGE BENCH

- UPHOLSTERED WITH SEMI-ATTACHED TUFTED CUSHION

- WALNUT VENEER STORAGE DRAWER WITH SOLID BRASS DRAWER PULLS

- BRUSHED BRASS FINISHED METAL #106M

HEIGHT: 18"  |  45.72cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 18"  |  45.72cm

WIDTH: 30"  |  76.2cm

YARDAGE: 2  |  5.08cm

 

MINI BAR - 8769

- FREE STANDING MINI BAR

- WALNUT VENEER

- BRUSHED BRASS FINISHED METAL 106M

- HOLDS MINI REFRIGERATOR AND SAFE

- INTEGRATED POWER AND LED LIGHTING

- TINTED MIRROR WITH POLISHED EDGES

HEIGHT: 36"  |  91.44cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 22.5"  |  57.15cm

WIDTH: 37.25"  |  94.62cm

 
 

DESK - 8768

- WALNUT VENEER WOOD TOP WITH 3/4" STONE

- BRUSHED BRASS FINISH METAL FRAME #106M

HEIGHT: 30"  |  76.2cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 18"  |  45.72cm

WIDTH: 78"  |  198.12cm

FREE STANDING WARDROBE - 8767

- FREE STANDING WARDROBE

- LOWER WALNUT VENEER OPEN CABINET WITH LUGGAGE TOP

- PAINTED HIGH GLOSS WHITE INTERIOR

- BRUSH BASS METAL FRAME #106M

- CLOTHES ROD AT TOP INSET

HEIGHT: 90.5"  |  229.87cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 22"  |  55.88cm

WIDTH: 44.5"  |  113.03cm

FREE STANDING WARDROBE / DESK - 8766

- FREE STANDING WARDROBE AND DESK

- WALNUT VENEER OPTEN CABINET WITH HIGH GLOSS WHITE PAINTED FINISH

- LUGGAGE BENCH TOP

- HANGING CLOTHES ROD ON RIGHT SIDE

- DESK WITH STONE TOP ON LEFT SIDE

- BRUSH BASS METAL FRAME #106M

HEIGHT: 90.5"  |  229.87cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 22"  |  55.88cm

WIDTH: 107.5"  |  273.05cm

FREE STANDING CLOTHES CLOSET - 8765

- FREE STANDING CLOTHING CLOSET

- WALNUT VENEER CASE

- BRUSH BASS METAL FRAME #106M

- INTERIOR-WIDTH CLOTHING ROD

- INTERIOR FINISHED-PAINTED HIGH GLOSS WHITE

HEIGHT: 90"  |  228.6cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 24"  |  60.96cm

WIDTH: 34"  |  86.36cm

 

The public area beckons travelers to relax in style and comfort. Our beautiful custom banquets outfitted with convenient fold down armrests and drink trays add eye appeal and comfort to the space. 

 

Another notable feature is a unique glass screen divider found outside the elevators on each floor. Engineered to beautifully buffer the guestroom hallways from the elevators, these LED lit glass and metal dividers add an element of elegance to the area. 

UPHOLSTERED STORAGE BENCH - 8761

- 2 DRAWERS IN WALNUT VENEER

- BRUSHED BRASS METAL FRAME #106M

- SEMI ATTACHED TUFTED UPHOLSTERED CUSHION

HEIGHT: 19.5"  |  49.53cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 20"  |  50.8cm

WIDTH: 60"  |  152.4cm

YARDAGE: 4  |  10.16cm

UPHOLSTERED SEAT BENCH - 8764

- UPHOLSTERED BENCH SEAT WITH BUTTON-LESS TUFTING

- BRUSH BASS METAL FRAME #106M

HEIGHT: 17"  |  43.18cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 24.5"  |  62.23cm

WIDTH: 72"  |  182.88cm

YARDAGE: 3  |  7.62cm

 

KING WALL MOUNTED HEADBOARD - 8760

- UPHOLSTERED PANELS

- WALL MOUNTED

- WALNUT VENEER WOOD FRAME

- POWER HUB AT EACH END

HEIGHT: 42"  |  106.68cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 3.75"  |  9.53cm

WIDTH: 120"  |  304.8cm

YARDAGE: 8  |  20.32cm

 

UPHOLSTERED BENCH - 8759

- UPHOSTERED RECTANGULAR METAL FRAMED BENCH

- TUFTED SEAT CUSHION

- METAL FRAME #106

HEIGHT: 17"  |  43.18cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 24.5"  |  62.23cm

WIDTH: 84"  |  2213.36cm

YARDAGE: 4  |  10.16cm

 

ROLLING MINI BAR - 8758

- WALNUT VENEER WOOD BODY

- BLACK METAL FRAME #117M

- STORAGE CABINET - FINISHED IN HIGH GLOSS WHITE

- BRASS DOOR HANDLES

- FUNCTIONING WHEELS AND CASTORS

- LEATHER HANDLE COVER ON UPPER METAL FRAME

- TOP SHELF WITH CRYSTALLIZED GLASS WHITE STONE AND WALNUT VENEER

HEIGHT: 24.5"  |  62.23cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 18"  |  45.72cm

WIDTH: 31.5"  |  80.01cm

 

DOUBLE QUEEN UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD - 8757

- VERTICAL CHANNEL UPHOLSTERY

- WALL MOUNTED 

- WALNUT VENEER FRAME

- 1 CENTER POWER HUB

HEIGHT: 42"  |  106.68cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 6"  |  15.24cm

WIDTH: 125"  |  255.27cm

YARDAGE: 8  |  20.32cm

UPHOLSTERED KING HEADBOARD - 8755

- VERTICAL CHANNEL UPHOLSTERED KING HEADBOARD

- WALL MOUNTED

- WALNUT VENEER FRAME

- POWER HUB ON EACH SIDE

HEIGHT: 42"  |  106.68cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 3.75"  |  9.53cm

WIDTH: 106"  |  269.24cm

YARDAGE: 7.5  |  19.05cm

GLASS PRIVACY SCREEN - 8771

- PRIVACY SCREEN

- TEXTURED GLASS WITH POLISHED EDGES

- BRUSHED BRASS FINISHED METAL #106M

- DIFFUSED LED LIGHTING

HEIGHT: 95"  |  241.3cm

OVERALL DEPTH: 4.5"  |  11.42cm

WIDTH: 120"  |  304.8cm

 

A 1958 Lockheed Continental Airliner, fondly named “The Connie” has found new life as a cocktail lounge. Perched on the tarmac to be seen and frequented by visitors, this transformative, fun space is to socialize, meet friends, and enjoy the vibe.  

Samuelson’s scope of work included the somewhat daunting restoration and rebuilding of the original seats of the plane.  The poor condition of these seats (some of which still contained cigarette butts in the ash trays!) necessitated stripping down to their bare frame, sandblasting, rebuilding to original design, and fully reupholstering with retro 1958 materials. And yes… the seats still do recline!

In addition, we provided banquette seating with their flip down armrests and drink trays that run along the fuselage.

 

This example is one of the many reasons our customers come to us: our ability to not only build exceptional product, but have the experience and mindset to engineer pieces for their specific requirements.

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