By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
By Roy Edroso
By Jon Campbell
By Albert Samaha
By Zachary D. Roberts
We brought together five spacessingularly, passionately thought out environments, in which the owner's preoccupation comes before the furnishings. In each case, the chairs and tables are designed to complement the passion, whether it is 600 works of art, chimps and apes, Hesse and minimalism, tele-vision and a view, or tumbleweed and Sardinian seaweed balls. It looks as though we entered in secret and left without a trace. The people were there, breathing heavily that we not disturb the order of their world.
Combined Studios in Renovated 1909 Terra-Cotta Office Building
900 square feet
"When I moved in, the deal was, I don't bring any of my tchotchkes. Wherever I traveled, I have original masks, fabrics. The one thing I insisted onmy German books. I am from Austria. Mark is a minimalist."
photo: Brian Kennedy
1Eames LCW plywood chair, flea market, Sixth Avenue and 25th Street. ("We know it's real because it's in such bad condition.")
3Black corduroy sofa, custom cover, Conran Shop, 415 East 59th Street
4Office-grade sun shades, MechoShade, Contour Drapery, 240 West 37th Street
5English oak dining table, Conran Shop
6Eames plastic side chairs, eBay
7Coming soon: rolling stainless steel bookcases, 20 inches by 10 feet (will also serve to curtain the windows because "Mark doesn't like decoration.") Custom made, Bowery Restaurant Supply, 183 Bowery. Wheels and tracking hardware, Häfele America, 60 Madison Avenue.
8Butterfly chair, "original that can'tfold up," flea market. Leather cover made in Austria by men who make lederhosen.
9Aluminum Tolomeo wall mounted lamp, Artemide, 46 Greene Street
10Cane chair, Tubbs of Wallingford
11Moroccan rug from souk, Marrakech