October 21, 2014
Franz Mayer Moving to NoMad
Mayer of Munich & Co. has been a leading designer of stained glass for over 150 years. Mayer’s stained glass work can be seen in over 100 churches worldwide, and the studio ‘s creative work can also be found in a range of commercial and private venues, from Kazakhstan’s Pyramid of Peace to New York City’s own Staten Island Ferry Terminal. Mayer of Munich’s work, which has come to represent the epitome architectural glass, is currently the subject of graduate research at The Trinity College in Dublin, and the company’s mosaic skill is so highly esteemed that Mayer has restored mosaics in the ruins of Pompeii.
The neighborhood, which is already becoming a hub for design with businesses like Christian de Portzamparc, Maison Kitsune, Natucci and Iosselliani, has been the recent subject of media attention due to iconic bookstore Rizzoli’s announcement that they will be reopening inside the NoMad District’s St. James Building. Mayer of Munich’s move to NoMad comes just weeks after legendary architect Norman Foster announced that he will be overseeing the renovation of the nearby Porcelanosa Building.