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The Womb Chair Reproduction: It's Back

Posted by Lynne van den Berg On November 7th
Our favorite lounge

Our favorite lounge

After a little hiatus, our famous Womb Chair reproduction is back! Not only is it back, it’s back better than ever. We have refined the Womb Chair reproduction in many ways:

– Increased thickness of the melton wool fabric (provides texture similar to original Knoll boucle’)

– Added microfiber and leather options versus wool only. The leather and microfiber options are currently special order, but we can do it. Contact us at 877-PGMOD-07 if you have question.

– Added strength of fiberglass shell. We’ve also increased the weight capacity of the chair, making it even stronger for commercial or residential usage.

Even with all the changes, we’re still offering the Womb Chair Reproduction + Ottoman at the same low price of $1,395 for wool and microfiber, and leather is slightly higher at $1,795 for standard leather, and additional for semi and full aniline leather options.

We got an immense amount of response when we removed the Womb Chair late last year. Every week, we were flooded with calls, “I’ve heard great things about your Womb Chair, I don’t see it on the site”, etc. We told you guys we’d bring it back, and it’s here to stay now.

We’re here for you. If you have any questions, give us a buzz at 877-PGMOD-07 and we’ll help you out.

Smyth Hotel – Countdown Begins…Opened 08…

Posted by Lynne van den Berg On August 1st
Smyth Hotel - newest addition to NYC Financial District

Smyth Hotel - newest addition to NYC Financial District

We’ve done a ton of commercial projects over the last couple of years, including lobbies, lounges, clubs, etc. But, the behemoth project of ours is the Smyth Hotel in New York City. 65 rooms of the Smyth Hotel will contain our new and improved Womb Chair, which we will reintroduce early Fall.

The new Womb Chair will come in wool, microfiber, and leather. We listened to you guys and made the following upgrades:

  1. Increased upholstery thickness on the wool – the new wool will be 5x the thickness as our original chair.
  2. New support system – we’ve designed a stainless steel cross bar spanning the width of the chair for added support and durability.
  3. Nylon articulating feet – perfect for leveling out uneven surfaces and protecting your precious floors.
  4. New cushion structure – cushions affixed in place via snaps to prevent sliding.

If you’re interested in the new Womb Chair, make sure to send us an email to womb@pgmod.com and we’ll add you on the list for the exclusive launch.

Now, back to the Smyth Hotel. Here’s a NY Post article on the Smyth Hotel:


Smyth Interior

Smyth Interior

Hotelier Jason Pomeranc is bringing one of his cutting-edge hotels to the border of the Financial District.

And this time he’s adding residential units to the mix. The owner of the Thompson hotel in SoHo, who also runs other celebrity-friendly places including the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, is about to begin construction of the Smyth hotel at 85 West Broadway at Chambers Street.

The 100-room hotel, with interior design by Richardson Sidecki, will open in winter 2008 and will include 15 one- and two-bedroom residential apartments priced between $1 million and $5 million.

Beginning in March, the condominiums on the top floors of the 14-story building will be available for purchase through real estate firm Stribling & Associates. Pomeranc stresses the residences are not condo/hotel condos, which are eligible to be placed into a hotel pool and rented out when the owners are out of town. “This is going to be an individual’s home or second home that will have more of a degree of privacy,” he says. “This way buyers can create their own style with their own furniture while having all the advantages of a hotel, such as room service and maid service.”

The hotel will feature a gym, spa services and a multi-level restaurant with a lounge and cellar bar. Pomeranc says he wants the restaurant to have a neighborhood feel “not necessarily the same but in the style of what the Odeon was in its heyday.”

There will also be a public rooftop bar, while residence owners will have communal rooftop space.

Other hotels in the works for Pomeranc’s group include the 6 Columbus that’s still under construction across from the Time Warner Center, as well as properties on the Lower East Side.