New York apartment designed for a globe-trotting art collector
Manhattan-based architectural practice, Andre Kikoski Architect, has designed the One Madison Park Residence project. Completed in 2013, the luxury apartment overlooks Madison Square Park, New York City, US.
Located on the 32nd floor, this 1,500-square-foot pied-a-terre for a globe-trotting art collector is an elegant haven to recharge and enjoy ever-changing views of the Manhattan skyline while enjoying favourite pieces from his dynamic art collection.
“Our design solution reworked the plan to enhance the incredible views and to create museum-quality space to exhibit statement pieces,” says Kikoski. The designer also created a vocabulary of geometrically-pure sculptural forms that have been handcrafted in various sophisticated materials. These quietly luxurious custom details in Burmese Teak, Statuary Bronze, Brazilian Marble slabs, wide-plank European Oak floors and exquisite Italian furniture, upholstery and fabrics complement the views and art, allowing them to come forward in the space.
With originality and nuanced consideration invested in each and every element of the design vision, this collector’s chic apartment achieves a unique and contemporary haven of luxury and tranquility.
What was the biggest challenge during the project?
The owner is an international entrepreneur and art collector who is constantly circumnavigating the globe from his home base in Istanbul – so really our biggest challenge was simply finding time to sit down with him. Fortunately, he has a distinct sensibility and we were really compatible conceptually, so we enjoyed a successful collaboration and created an elegant final product!
How would you describe the overall design of One Madison Park Residence?
Our goal was to create a luxurious pied-a-terre with a minimal but sumptuous palette that would serve as a backdrop for pieces from the owner’s art collection and the unobstructed panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.
What stands out the most for you in the One Madison Park Residence project?
What stands out the most for me are the elegant museum-like qualities of the space, which still feels residential and fresh. The project also harmoniously blends a sophisticated and nuanced material palette with discrete design elements, truly allowing the owner’s art and phenomenal views to come forward in the space.
What current design trends did you incorporate into the project?
Each of our projects is a unique and custom response to our client’s stated goals. As such, we don’t follow trends in our work. However, there is a super luxurious minimalism in the project that is very of the moment, but given the purity of materials we used and the forms we created, the project achieves a timeless elegance that will stand the test of time.
Images courtesy of Francis Dzikowski and ESTO
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