Park Avenue Duplex

Classic meets contemporary in a fresh new approach to Upper East Side living. This Park Avenue Abode pairs the work of exciting emerging designers with classical uptown elegance. With lots of contributors and unique aesthetics around the table, we all joined forces to turn a spacious Park Avenue residence into a study in sophisticated contrast. The result is a home that honors classic New York elegance with a decidedly modern outlook.

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The Dining Room features a mix of tables and chairs by Joseph Jeup, designed with modern versatility in mind: they may be arranged together to form a large dining table, or taken apart to create multiple seating arrangements. the Helios Chandellier is by Stefan Gulassa.

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The Portal dining table made of thick Italian marble is by Apparatus.

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The Family Living Room is outfiited with a vintage Louis Kalff Z-Lamp, two Jens Risom Big Chairs, plus a Jens Risom magazine rack.

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When it came to selecting the lighting and furniture, we opted to bring an edgy element to the Upper East Side, emphasizing less obvious choices like these Apparatus pendants.

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The entry foyer pairs a vintage Bianca Daybed by Paul Mathieu with Apparatus Lariat collection pendants of interwoven solid brass “knot-clamps” gracefully hanging from the second floor ceiling.

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Close up of the Apparatus Lariat collection pendants from the second floor.

We sought to strike the perfect balance between iconic furnishings and designs from emerging talents. Fresh, chic and full of exciting juxtapositions, the space is now a showcase for rising lighting designers in particular, alongside furnishings and textiles from established names.

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JAMES CASEBERE, Courtyard with Orange Wall, 2017.

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A Vladimir Kagan sofa and Serge Mouille lamp. The color scheme stayed true to a mostly monochromatic grey palette throughout, with highlights of brass and gold as well as soft purples/blues and emerald green.

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tables by Sebastian Herkner with Vladimir Kagan sofa.

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Modern furnishings and accessories take center stage, from artfully placed sofas and chairs by Vladimir Kagan to tables by Sebastian Herkner to lighting by Serge Mouille and Apparatus.

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The Kitchen features a ceiling fixture above the island by Montreal-based Lambert & Fils. The table and chairs are Gubi.

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A Sempione bench by Natasha Baradaran and a Gubi mirror lead you into the Master Bedroom.

New York, NY

A spacious Park Avenue residence is transformed into a study in sophisticated contrast showcasing the work of an exciting roster of emerging designers with mid century masters. This 19th century duplex was transformed into  a child-friendly contemporary oasis made for enjoying family time and entertaining friends. We opted to bring an edgy element to the Upper East Side by selecting young lighting designers like Bec Brittain, Lambert & Fils and Apparatus to pair seamlessly with timeless pieces by renowned figures like Vladimir Kagan.

In collaboration with:

Andrew Petronio of AK Design Group

Photography: Nicole Franzen

Styling: Katja Greef


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