In the heights of a New York building, our craftsmen joined forces with interior designer Monique Gibson to create a family duplex.
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For Monique Gibson, decorating is not about a particular style or strategy. It's all about being attentive and responsive to her clients' needs. Conscientious and creative, the interior designer, featured on the iconic and esteemed AD100 list, knows how to renew herself on each project. It was within the pages of a 2016 article in AD magazine that a couple fell under the spell of Monique Gibson's work. A few years later, she had the opportunity to showcase her innovation in responding to their family duplex design project. Located in the heart of Tribeca, this superb apartment leaves a lasting impression on all its visitors. They marvel at the panoramic view that it offers, from the East River to the Hudson and even up to Central Park when the sky is clear. Monique Gibson testifies, "This apartment has the best view of the city I have ever seen!"
In order to meet the couple's wishes for more open and modern rooms, the interior designer had to enlarge some of the living spaces. The couple also wanted to choose custom-made furniture, which included meeting with the artisans behind the creations which would come to life in their home. After a visit to our workroom in Long Island City, the couple took great pleasure in selecting all the furniture for the different rooms in their apartment.
To dress the first living room, our craftsmen created a large white sofa resting on an oak base, covered with a magnificent fabric made in a mix of mohair, silk and cotton edited by Tara Chapas and accessorized with several decorative throw pillows. In the room, two Bocca armchairs designed by talented interior designer Joseph Dirand were made in our workroom, allowing the residents to enjoy the view.
In the lounge, we find a contemporary sofa manufactured by our team and upholstered in the same fabric as the living room. Another room in the apartment features a sofa which was made and upholstered in Holland and Sherry fabric by our American craftsmen.
Our teams accomplished an astonishing technical feat in the breakfast room, designing and creating a custom-made banquette over 5 meters long that perfectly matched the room's shapes and decor. Covered in a Holly Hunt Design fabric, it was first made in our New York workrooms, then disassembled and upholstered on site. Five decorative cushions were also made from Toyine Sellers fabric to cover the bench. Additionally, 8 chairs were made in our workrooms and are placed around the dining room table.
The husband's office is a modern design space, adorned with beautiful pieces of furniture like the Pia Manu cocktail table. This space also features some remarkable decorative elements, as evidenced by the Jeff Koons artwork hanging above the custom-made sofa covered in an orange wool by Rogers & Goffigon, designed and built by our teams.
In the children's room, we find the Baby Bear armchair, one of the key pieces of the collaboration between our teams and talented interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch. This child's seat, composed of a beech wood structure, as well as its curly sheepskin covering, brings a touch of softness to the room. In a dressing room, our craftsmen have given life to a sofa decorated with 4 cushions made of Toyine Sellers and Sandra Jordan fabrics.
Photos: © William Abranowicz