Crosby Studios Channels David Lynch's Signature Aesthetic for Silencio New York

New York-based design firm Crosby Studios has unveiled its latest project, Silencio New York, drawing inspiration from the enigmatic and visually captivating style of acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch.

Situated between the bustling districts of Times Square and Hell’s Kitchen, Silencio NYC marks the second location of the renowned nightclub, with its Paris flagship initially conceived by Lynch himself.


Founder of Crosby Studios, Harry Nuriev, embarked on a mission to pay homage to Lynch’s original design while infusing the essence of French sophistication into the fabric of New York City. The result is a space that resonates with mystery and allure, evoking the same captivating ambiance that defines Silencio’s Parisian counterpart.

“Inside, you will find Silencio’s signature universe – minimal and contemporary – expertly reimagined by the aesthete Harry Nuriev,” the team added.

Stepping into Silencio New York, guests are greeted by a meticulously curated environment adorned with gold accents and sumptuous red fabrics and lighting—a nod to Lynch’s signature aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from iconic New York nightlife institutions like Studio 54, the design seamlessly integrates elements of glamour and exclusivity.

The interiors of Silencio are characterized by plush red carpeting enveloping both walls and floors, illuminated by thin strips of radiant red lighting that delineate the contours of the space. Private lounge areas, elevated above the main floor, are cloaked in golden metal panels, offering intimate retreats for discerning patrons seeking privacy amidst the vibrant atmosphere.

The incorporation of red velvet curtains adds a touch of theatricality, allowing guests to conceal themselves within the opulent golden nooks or revel in the cinematic ambiance when drawn aside. The same golden hue extends to the dance floor, further enhancing the venue’s immersive visual experience.

“Being the next designer for Silencio, Harry wanted to have a dialogue with the director through the movies he grew up on,” said Crosby Studios. “The signature red colour of [David Lynch] was heavily used to capture the true essence of modern-day New York. Harry wanted to create a space that felt sexy and as if you were in a movie.”
“In New York, as in Paris, Silencio tunes into the ambient air,” said the club’s team. “Its agenda celebrates the moments that make the city pulse; the club becomes a night time landmark.”

In the main room, mirrored walls create an illusion of expansiveness, while plush upholstered benches provide comfortable respite for guests. A prominent niche, strategically positioned behind the sleek DJ booth, caters to VIP patrons, offering an exclusive vantage point to partake in performances by local and international talents.

Silencio New York stands as a testament to Crosby Studios’ commitment to pushing the boundaries of design, marrying the allure of David Lynch’s visionary aesthetic with the vibrant energy of New York City’s nightlife scene. With its arresting visuals and captivating ambiance, Silencio beckons guests into a world where art, design, and entertainment converge in perfect harmony.

Images by Pauline Shapiro via Dezeen

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