Located in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan, this corner apartment was modified to accentuate the existing building’s qualities. Clarifying rather than starting new. A collaborative process with mdfg.nyc and Face Design and Fabrication combining architecture, furnishings and fabrication.
The task was to create a space to pair with the client’s interest in 20th century furniture and design, while upholding the integrity of the building. The design drew influence from the existing floor plan by exploring opportunities inherent to the space - exposed brick walls, plumbing pipes, wood columns and beams, and large windows.
Plans were developed to pair the loft with modern interventions - by removing layers of renovations past. The removal process – of walls, doors, soffit enclosed plumbing pipes was of equal importance to creating new. With the bones of the space exposed, the loft was refined by adding custom millwork, textured plaster, and tactile details throughout.
A new custom kitchen embeds itself into the outer edge of the living space, overlooking a Charlotte Perriand designed Forme Libre table with a set of Jean Prouve Standard chairs. The kitchen island is treated as a piece of furniture itself, comprised of white oak boards and a bronze countertop with an integral sink, drain board and spun bronze bowl. A swinging Jean Prouve Potence jib lamp serves both the island and dining table. A media room acts as a transitional space between the public and private living areas, marked by International Klein Blue walls. The master suite features an open plan, custom closets and a free-standing stone shower wall referencing the existing deep stone soaking tub.