Open only a month, Tenjune already has been attracting celebrities such as P Diddy, Nick Lachey and Kanye West who have been rushing to the sexy new 3,400 sq ft. venue for not only private A-list parties, but also the different "ultra lounge" experience the club delivers on. In creating Tenjune, Icrave -- the leading design studio behind other famed New York City hot spots Aer Lounge, Crobar, Dorsia, B'lo and Koi -- has raised the bar for nightclub chic.
The new high-energy space on the lower level of 26 Little West Twelfth Street has the look of a classic New York night club that's been updated with modern details. "Downstairs in a former garage in the Meatpacking District is a lounge so comfortable and familiar -- like a place that's been around for years -- you'll be surprised you never knew it was there," said Lionel Ohayon, Icrave's founder
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Tenjune houses three different areas with three different vibes, satiating all nightlife desires. After descending the main stairway, you'll pass by floating metal disk rings and enter into the bar lounge, with its soft velvet seating and walnut wood flooring. Behind the bar, which is wrapped entirely in black crocodile and embedded with chrome studs, a marble wall twinkles with points of light. Overhead, wooden waves undulate across the ceiling, with soft light spilling out between the ripples, continuing down the length of the main space into the dance room. And around you, the walls also appear to flow, through Icrave's use of curved, copper-finished panels.
Icrave situated the dance floor in the middle of a horseshoe-shaped space surrounded by couch-like seating and cocktail tables on either side. In the center of the back wall, the dj keeps the energy flowing from his booth.
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Next to the dance room and tucked behind a grand arch is the semi-private VIP lounge saturated in rich dark purple hues. This room has a homey residential feel (your feet sink into cushiony carpet) that is also luxurious (luscious padded velvet walls sparkle with chrome buttons). The focal point is a large Carrera white marble hearth flickering with candlelight that is reflected in a purple mirror behind the mantel. In front of the hearth is "the King's chair," describes Ohayon -- it's an over-scaled deep purple velvet sofa that was custom designed by Icrave. Loose furniture allows for flexible seating clusters. With its own private restroom, curtains that separate it from the bar lounge area and the ability to have separate staff, this area can be used for private parties.
Icrave has also designed the two floors above Tenjune -- the main floor of a new non-traditional steakhouse which opened in late September called STK as well as the third floor consisting of private dining rooms.
Both STK and Tenjune were built by Ohayon & DeSarno Associates, a full service construction management and general contracting firm that specializes in commercial, hospitality, restaurant and retail projects.
Tenjune is owned by two of Manhattan's most respected and experienced nightlife experts, Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum.