Whoever put together the Fur Nightclub knew what they were doing. I managed to miss the Fur Opening, the PVD debacle. I did however attend last Saturday’s event starring the sophisticated DJ Pete M.
The design of Fur was architecturally pleasing and designed with sound in mind. The sound quality was par Excellent. Speakers were extensively and subtly placed thought the dance floor, some located and embedded in expensive wood casings from the floor. This set up appeared at the base of the dance floor and at the stage, very effective. The sound quality itself was clear and precise without a glaring bass that could cover up the notes. The sound itself was defined subtly and concisely throughout the club. All of this may have something to do with the equipment installed, case in point, Crown Audio's I-Tech Series Professional power amplifiers with DSP. The I-TECH series has won a series of industry awards including a nomination for the Fur package. The DSP technology has been around the music industry since the late 1990’s it appears to have blossomed at FUR. I do not pretend to be well versed in the technology behind the 24 bit processing, it appears that the I-TECH uses digital music tech to the max, each note and sound cluster is clearly represented while nether the bass or loudness of the music interfering with the pure sound. I do not know, but I inquire if wireless technology is used to communicate sound throughout out the club. In my life I have been to a number of clubs in the NYC and in the classical music halls, this beats them. Whoever put together the Fur audio system knew what they were doing.
The lighting system, instead of being glaring with obnoxious laser shows and bright light, the Fur lighting was delightful and pleasing with softer tones. It was something to study. Again whoever put together the Fur lighting system knew what they were doing.
Everywhere I examined, from the quality tables to the chairs were tip top. In the Mafia room I noticed a rendering of Henri Matisse famous painting “La Danse”, a famous impressionist tribal painting celebrating dance. An appropriate theme for a nightclub. The glasswork located at the main bar was an outstanding statement, upon close examination I noticed traces of Keith Haring, the well known 80’s NYC street artist. The décor, the chairs the background colors all tastefully done, even in the men’s’ restroom I found my self admiring the craftsman ship of the wall covering, very intricate, first class.
The aesthetics of the club can be best viewed from the second floor non smoking section. From that vantage point one can view the wonderfully angular structures and juxtapositions. The second floor bar reminds me of an art nouveau setting only done in a modern setting. No expense was spared for the gorgeous leather chair I sat in upstairs. I did not sit in the Zebra chair, but it looked like a good fit for the design. Kudos to who ever placed furniture.
The bars in the main hall and in the dance flour, what can I say; only NYC places can match these bars. The bartenders where courteous and kind and I even liked the light plastic glasses.
Another point, I can tell this is a place where women who love fashion can be seen. The women were dressed to kill, and the have a place to showoff. And show off they will, they finally have a clean restroom and an attendant. In this world of sloppiness, I think it is a good idea to re-introduce fashion and chic style.
One negative comment, the DJ music in the opening hall consisted of 80’s type music, and did I hear some Michael Jackson? The 80’s stuff had some appeal, but it quickly got old. I can think of many different genres to play, old hip hop 80’s music is not one of them. Some chic lounge music may be an idea.
It is easy to spend tons of money on a club, but to spend the capital on a structure that is first class and has value is the trick. This may be the best night club on the East Coast. DJ’s from all over the world should look forward to playing here, and why not, take a look at the specs on the Fur web site for the DJ Booth. Is fantastic the word? " />
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