'Shadowbox' in New York City Boasts a Rustic and Upscale Aesthetic

By: Christopher Magsambol - Jan 6, 2016
References: shadowboxnyc & wallpaper
Nestled in New York's Flatiron district is 'Shadowbox,' an unorthodox boxing gym that contrasts the brash and grittiness of boxing with a refined and relaxing ambiance. Founder Daniel Glazer has spent many hours in traditional boxing gyms, most of which pay little attention to aesthetics. In designing Shadowbox, Glazer wanted to complement his training routine with a calm and inviting interior, accompanied by a curated music selection. Gym-goers seem to agree with Glazer's thinking, with guests responding positively to his unique concept.

The gym's interior features original brick walls, an ornate tin ceiling and factory pendant lighting. The welcome area doubles as a juice bar and cafe, overlooking the gym's focal point, a vintage boxing ring. Shadowbox is a contemporary interpretation of traditional boxing gyms, creating a refined and minimalist alternative whether a boxing enthusiast or not.