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The Emerson in downtown Los Angeles unveils luxury interiors by Marmol Radziner

Real estate industry leader Related California, the West Coast affiliate of the nation's largest privately owned development firm, Related Companies, today unveiled now completed interiors by Marmol Radziner at The Emerson, a luxury apartment building located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles' cultural core. The Emerson is part of the international cultural corridor that includes The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Broad Museum, which opens in September 2015. The Emerson brings elegant sophistication to downtown Los Angeles living, with building design by acclaimed architectural firm Arquitectonica.

The 20-story residential building, atop downtown L.A.'s Bunker Hill, boasts an unsurpassed level of amenities and services within an urban landscape. Adding to the expansive suite of amenities is Vespaio, an exclusive destination restaurant located on the ground floor by renowned restaurateur Agostino Sciandri. For the interiors, Marmol Radziner Design Principal Ron Radziner described the aesthetic as "a simplified elegance" that resonates throughout the 271 residences and common areas, including the lobby and penthouse lounge. The stunning interiors and cooler neutral tones continue throughout the amenity spaces and residences, creating an inviting environment for residents and guests alike. This artisan approach, with custom-designed pieces, enhances The Emerson's role as an architectural centerpiece in the growing arts and culture scene of downtown LA.

"The interior architecture is clean and modern, using a variety of natural materials," says Ron Radziner, design principal at Marmol Radziner. "Residence interiors boast open kitchens with Caesarstone counters and walnut cabinetry, the sumptuous baths are appointed with a rich marble tub surround and vanity top, while the living spaces include wood plank flooring. In just the past few years, downtown Los Angeles has seen an explosion of growth and refinement. We were designing for the sophisticated, modern downtown professional."

The residences are finished in a modern materials palette with striking hardwood floors, rich walnut casework, clean white Caesarstone countertops and modern, handmade tile accents from Heath Ceramics. The kitchens also feature stainless steel appliances and sleek plumbing fixtures. The bathrooms feature marble countertops and marble tile work in a subtle grey tone, creating a sophisticated backdrop for someone to make their own. The units are designed to meet the needs and desires of the creative, young professionals who increasingly are drawn to the urban lifestyle that downtown Los Angeles has to offer.

"Marmol Radziner captured the essence of the building, bringing thoughtful and aspirational design to the interiors," said Gino Canori, executive vice president of development for Related California Urban Residential. "The rich and inviting amenity spaces have become extensions of our residents' homes and offer spectacular spaces for entertaining with friends or just relaxing."

Marmol Radziner envisioned the interiors as appealing to an artistic individual, someone who would often visit MOCA, the Broad, Disney Concert Hall and the revitalized neighborhood surrounding it. The amenity spaces are designed with their own unique blend of materials and finishes. Marmol Radziner chose interesting textures and forms to mirror the building itself while also drawing inspiration from the distinctive designs of the art scene surrounding them. The custom pieces and the art program appeal to a community with an interest in art and architecture. Custom-made pieces include a bronze sculptural room divider in the lobby as well as a billiards table housed in the penthouse lounge.

"Related shared our commitment to great design and a focus on a hand-curated art program," says Radziner. "We selected custom pieces and art to appeal to a community with an interest in art and architecture. The bronze screen reflects the façade of the building, which was designed by acclaimed architecture firm Arquitectonica. It gently divides the main lobby from the rest of the ground-floor circulation and adds a further touch of luxury to that space. The billiards table was designed precisely to fit in the penthouse space. It is a more modern design than a traditional billiards table but with some real mass to it."

The penthouse terrace offers some of the most impressive views for living spaces of anywhere in Los Angeles. Marmol Radziner established an appropriate balance between creating a place where residents can interact with each other while concurrently enjoying the spectacular view from 20 stories above Bunker Hill. With a lounge, dining area, community table and BBQ, residents have multiple opportunities to interact with the space.

The Emerson's onsite leasing center is at 225 S. Grand Ave. For more information, please visit or call (213) 337-9900.


About Related California:
Related California, the West Coast affiliate of Related Companies, is a fully integrated real estate firm that develops multifamily residential and mixed-use properties in California. Since 1989, Related California has undertaken a range of transformational developments from best-in-class luxury high-rise residential properties to the redevelopment of obsolete public housing, spanning a broad spectrum of urban infill, affordable, mixed-income and market-rate multifamily developments. The company has completed more than 9,800 residences and has a track record of consistently developing communities that represent industry benchmarks in design, construction, sustainability and property management. Related California has a long history of community partnership, having collaborated with more than 20 municipalities and more than 25 non-profit organizations throughout California. Related California has successfully developed and managed a broad range of property types throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. Related California has developed more than $2.9 billion in assets. For more information about Related California, visit

About Related Rentals:
Related Companies is the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States. Formed over 40 years ago, Related is a fully-integrated, highly diversified industry leader with experience in virtually every aspect of development, acquisitions, management, finance, marketing and sales. Headquartered in New York City, Related has offices and major developments in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, South Florida, Washington, D.C., Abu Dhabi, London, São Paulo and Shanghai and boasts a team of over 3,000 professionals. The Company's existing portfolio of real estate assets, valued at over $20 billion, is made up of best-in-class developments in premier high-barrier-to-entry markets across all asset classes. Related has dramatically redefined the concept of metropolitan luxury by introducing extraordinary residential rental properties in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. With each new building, Related has been hailed for setting new standards of excellence in the luxury rental marketplace.

To ensure that every resident in every Related building enjoys the very finest services, unsurpassed amenities, and a luxury lifestyle without compromise, Related Companies takes great pride in managing every building it owns. Related owns and manages Abington House, The Caledonia, The Emerson, The Lyric, MiMA, One MiMA Tower, One Carnegie Hill, One Union Square South, Riverwalk Crossing, Riverwalk Point, The Sierra, The Strathmore, The Tate, Tribeca Green, Tribeca Park, Tribeca Tower, The Westminster and The Westport in New York City (and manages 1214 Fifth Avenue and 89 Murray also in New York City), One Back Bay and The Arlington in Boston, 500 Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and The Paramount in San Francisco. Related also owns an extensive portfolio of workforce and affordable housing and has several new rental developments underway across the country. For more information about Related Companies please visit