Morgans is the hotel that changed all the rules. From the moment it opened its doors on Madison Avenue, it startled the world with a convention-shattering attitude and distinctive design sensibility. This grand experiment in style was first concocted by legendary designer Andrée Putman, then again in 2008, when she unveiled a new vision for Morgans. Her powerful reinterpretation of the first “boutique hotel” propels Morgans’ style and spirit forward without changing its unique character. Design additions include an art installation created by the French design collective Trafik, where autonomous programming projects random patterns and colors onto the ceiling during the day. In the evening, guests can make their own light-art experience in real time. The new design of the hotel interior reinterprets the original monochromatic palette with rich gradations of white, gray and black. Armchairs and foldable lacquered tables by the 1930s designer Jean-Michel Frank accent the lobby, while the elevator and corridors offer another moment of quiet ambience with soft lighting elements that give a rhythm to the space.