When it came time to revamp their 1,500-square-foot loft to give their growing son his own space, one Manhattan couple took a new spin on the exposed brick wall: an entire staircase and wall made from LEGO bricks. Inspired by their son's love of the building blocks and artist-mom Melissa Marks' love of geometric designs, the couple tapped professional LEGO artist (how do we get that job?!) Sean Kenney to design and build a wall separating a lofted bedroom from the rest of the apartment. Twenty-thousand red, blue, yellow, and white bricks later, the flower district loft is now home to one of the coolest staircases in New York City.
The LEGO wall was built on site over two weeks, and it's 10 feet long, 9.5 feet high, and 6 feet wide. Kenney is one of five people in the country licensed by LEGO to take on such massive projects (he also builds gigantic replicas of landmarks and skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building and Yankee Stadium). The colors and abstract shapes are carried throughout the apartment's interior, with clean lines and bright red accents.
· Please Meet Manhattan's Very Own Totally LEGO Staircase [Curbed National]
· Manhattan Apartment Staircase Made of 20,000 LEGO Bricks [PSFK]
· Sean Kenney [official website]