Spaces: David Mann: Case - Mendel Apartment: New York

. Monday, November 19, 2012

Bold and graphic, yet tactile and lush.  This Manhattan home of fashion designer Gilles Mendel (J. Mendel) and Kylie Case, though a mere 732 square feet, defines the aesthetic of minimalist luxe:

Case and Mendel found an imperfect home in the right location: overlooking the High Line, the celebrated park that occupies a former elevated railway on Manhattan’s west side. They rented, planning to move on to an apartment with a spacious terrace, their dream, once they discovered it. Then a unit came up for sale on their floor. It was vanilla, to be sure—white Sheetrock walls, bamboo-color floors, generic decor—but it had magical views and 11-foot ceilings. And it represented a new ideal for Mendel. “We travel so much,” he says. “Why not live in the ultimate hotel suite?” So they snapped it up and enlisted David Mann, the president of MR Architecture + Decor and the designer behind Mendel’s boutiques, to create some drama and give the place a minimalist luxe the equal of any five-star retreat.

Complimenting the interior is a fine selection of 20th Century design, including an amazing Poul Kjaerholm PK26 wall-mounted sofa, lighting by Serge Mouille and Arredoluce, and several sleek sculptural chairs by Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Møller.

Read the full project details at AD.  Photography by Joshua McHugh.


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