Fox-Nahem’s team and our workrooms worked together to imagine several sofas and headboards & beds to decorate this sublime villa and create an atmosphere that invites you to let go.
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Interior designer Joe Nahem, of the award-winning firm Fox-Nahem, is renowned for his creation of luxuriously comfortable, yet always elegant interiors, which illustrate his vision of modernism. He works with artists, craftspeople and artisans from around the world to create unique and spectacular environments that reflect his clients’ personal tastes and lifestyles.
For a new project located on Long Island, Joe was entrusted with the decoration of a weekend house, offering breathtaking views of the seaside. The owners wanted a house that was open to the outdoors, but that would also allow them to display an impressive collection of contemporary art. Joe and his team at Fox-Nahem worked closely with our workrooms to imagine several sofas, headboards and beds to decorate this sublime villa and create an atmosphere that invites you to let go.
Our New York craftsmen started by restoring a set of vintage chairs designed by Axel Einar Hjorth, a Swedish architect and designer during the early 20th century. Our teams were in charge of reupholstering these iconic seats in a Toyine Sellers fabric with embroidered and beaded patterns from Maison Lesage. Next, we upholstered a large curved sofa in a Chapas Textiles fabric. Located in the home’s main living room, this magnificent sofa is a work of art in itself with its solid wood exterior backrest that was designed by American woodworker and sculptor Caleb Woodard. This piece surrounds an organic ash coffee table hand carved and detailed by artisan Casey McCafferty.
In the second living space, our upholsterers also fabricated another large sofa with an oak base. This piece of furniture is composed of two tufted modules assembled on site by our craftsmen and accompanied by two ottomans. The ensemble has been upholstered in a fabric from La Maison Pierre Frey that hugs its voluptuous curves. As if to respect a perfect balance, its gray color blends perfectly with the walls of the room and contrasts with an orange artwork by Haim Steinbach.
Upstairs, the neutral color scheme of the master bedroom is broken up by a large red painting by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama placed above the fireplace. Our craftsmen made a custo king-size bed that they upholstered with great dexterity in woven white leather. For the children's room, our design studio, in collaboration with Joe Nahem and his team, created an original headboard that links the two individual twin beds. Our carpenters first cut and assembled the maple frames before our upholsterers took care of the upholstery in Knoll fabric. The two works are illustrated via repetition and invite the outside light to better reveal their details.