Spaces Fernlund + Logan: Lafayette Street, New York

. Friday, September 19, 2008

From the site:
A 2,500 square foot space with East and South exposures overlooking large maple trees, inspired the use of natural and warm materials. The floors were laid with wide board douglas fir lightly oiled to allow for aging and patina. To maximize the presence of the trees in the room, single light tilt-turn windows were installed. Below each window, heating and cooling units are concealed behind perforated gray metal covers. A full height volume, containing bathrooms and laundry situated at a northern light well, is layered with storage units on two sides. The owners furniture collection is complemented by custom made cabinets and bookshelves. An exposed wood column and beam become an important spatial divider in a room where both eating and living take place.

The owners furniture collection is focused on iconic French and Danish mid-century design. While I think of French modernism as austere, and Danish as sculptural, here the two genres exist harmoniously, perfectly in tune with one another. A Finn Juhl/Poul Kjaerholm dining set, sits across from a Charlotte Perriand bench, opposite a Hans Wegner flagline lounge chair. Jean Prouve Standard Chairs flank a desk, while a Mogens Lassen stool sits by the kitchen island. A Charlotte Perriand stool by the bookcase, and a Ilmari Tapiovaara stool by the bed. Uniting the two styles, is the love of craftsmanship and the honesty of materials. An inspiring place, to say the least.

Photos by Sean Hemmerle + Christoph Kircherer.


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