Gramercy Park East
The apartment is unique in its ‘Global modernity’ where distinctly American contemporary photography by artists such as Gregory Crewsdon, David Hilliard, Sebastiao Salgado, and many others mingle with furnishings by recognized European masters such as Gio Ponti, Jacques Adnet, and Charlotte Perriand.
The ‘pig tail’ entry gallery full of classic black and white photography twists and turns until you arrive in the apartment proper, where the space opens up completely and is washed by an unusual amount of natural light, a mark of true luxury for NYC. The windows are both light-boxes and are part of the project’s catalog of sculptural architectural elements.
Framed in new bleached walnut, original aluminum panels from Jean Prouve’s Africa modular building program are used to define the ‘modern core’ of the apartment. They serve as a room divider to the study and the private areas of the home. In the study, a George Nelson storage unit- becomes a home office and command central. A twenty- foot custom headboard, inspired by Florence Knoll, anchors the Master Bedroom providing storage and drama to the room. The Living Room and Master fireplaces were visually expanded with slabs of silver travertine, reinventing what were a postage-stamp-size boxes and fitting them to the scale of the space. Each corner and detail was custom designed with contemporary millwork, and designed to work in perfect harmony.