Exposed iron columns and wood beams run through this family residence located in Soho.
A large dining table from a thick slab of oak, paired with a shiny dark cement island, custom-casted for space.
Reflecting on the character of the family, the island is an all-in-one device for cooking and hosting: two separated sinks for cooking and serving drinks, a built-in oven and a hanging glass tray that makes every daily routine much more efficient.
Steel and fumed oak veneer complemented with the dark grey concrete to create a furniture-like character of this piece of the kitchen.
In the dining side, a thin layer of concrete spans was added over the cabinet blocks. In order to create a functional space, compact storage was installed on neat Ikonni’s glass mate, attracting light into to the lofty space and underlines the geometry of the island.
Freed from constraints, the staircase of this Upper East Side townhouse becomes a rhythmic thread of spaces turning into ascent that seems to levitate without any tangible support.
It organizes the movement between floors, allowing the light to slip through the floating walnut treads.
It stimulates the desire to pause on the landings, just before entering the floor, in a geometrical illusion, solid walnut blocks float and adopt the shape of a square, a triangle, or a rectangle, to adjust to the different phases of the levitation.
The rhythmical screens that sharply cut through the floors let the light penetrate, as it goes through faint reflections, picked up on the glass panes and brass edges.
It performs as the wall that protects the bedrooms, yet includes each and every one of those, through different levels.
Linen fabric applied to the glass tunes the light and insinuate the remarkable views.
Long closet walls compliment the vertical rhythm of the paneling and direct the circulation to the rooms on the floors. This richness releases the imagination and gratifies the partitions of different spaces.