Deborah Berke Revs Up a Historic Ford Plant for 21C Museum Hotel Oklahoma City

The mixed-media You Always Leave Me Wanting More by SuttonBeresCuller is installed in a guest corridor at the 21C Museum Hotel Oklahoma City. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Custom stainless-steel desks line up in the reception area. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

Pepe López painted traditional Venezuelan baskets for Guapísimas. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Axon Design: Pendant Fixtures

Industry: Stools

Reclaimed pine tops the bar in the restaurant Mary Eddy’s. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

In the penthouse suite, a leather-upholstered bench sits beneath a photograph from the Gaucho series by Ross Gordon. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Oldcastle Building Envelope: Store-Front System

Decor International: Custom Benches

Héctor Zamora mounted clay bricks on a bicycle for Brasil, displayed at the entry. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Reception, where Penguins Mirror by Daniel Rozin comprises 450 stuffed animals, flows into the ballroom’s pre-function area, home to Sam Taylor-Johnson's photograph Don’t Touch Me (Back). Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Industry: Lounge Chair

Decor International: Custom Sofa

Recycled Brooklyn: Custom Cocktail Table

Chapman Manufacturing Company: Custom Task Lamps, Custom Pendant Fixtures

Textillery Weavers: Custom Throws

Signature Hospitality Carpets: Custom Carpet

Saint-Damase: Custom Consoles

A suite’s living area with 21C Museum Hotels co-founder Laura Lee Brown’s photograph printed on a shipping blanket. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Spinning Wheel of Life, Gunilla Klingberg’s site-specific work in water-cut aluminum set into the ballroom’s concrete floor. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Decor International: Custom Sofa

Signature Hospitality Carpets: Custom Carpet

Moonart Hospitality: Cafe Table

Spotted Dog, a Helen Altman thermal transfer on quilted fabric, near a guest room’s Mylar mirror. Photography by Magnus Linqvist.

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Decor International: Custom Sofa

Patio Store: Tables

Stark: Rug

In reception, a custom wool-covered sofa accompanied by Wang Qingsong’s chromogenic print Can I Cooperate With You? Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

Completed in 1916 by Albert Kahn Architect and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ford Motor Company assembly plant also boasted a corner showroom. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Axon Design: Custom Pendant Fixture

Oldcastle Building Envelope: Store-Front System

A glass-block light well contains a custom LED pendant fixture. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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MTI Baths: Tub

Watermark Designs: Tub Fittings, Shower Fittings

Porcelanosa: Floor Tile

Emser Tile: Wall Tile

Ceramic wall tile and porcelain floor tile clad a suite’s bathroom. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Decor International: Custom Sofa

Chapman Manufacturing Company: Customs Pendant Fixtures, Custom Reading Lamps

Textillery Weavers: Custom Throws

Signature Hospitality Carpets: Custom Carpet

Saint-Damase: Custom Bed, Side Table

Moonart Hospitality: Cafe Table

Light wells allow for internal guest rooms, such as this one boasting another of Brown’s photo-blankets. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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Decor International: Custom Sofas, Custom Dining Chairs

Saint-Damase: Custom Dining Table

Wel International: Custom Rugs

A steel-framed penthouse became a suite featuring one of the hotel chain’s signature plastic penguins by Cracking Art Group. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Woozy Blossom by American artist Matthew Gellar. Photography by Mike Schwartz. 

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