Exhibiting an ease we’ve come to expect from Sandra Weingort, this New York City apartment acts as a serene and comfortable backdrop to her clients’ impressive art collection. Contemporary pieces play with mid-century staples to form a harmonious and sometimes unexpected respite from the teeming city below.
With a generous 130sqm at her disposal – not your regular New York shoebox apartment – Weingort was tasked with building her clients collection of comfortable and contemporary furniture, and boy did she not let us down. Mid-century French designers, Brazilian pieces and Swedish furniture all rub shoulders in this veritable feast of collectible design.The art collection is sophisticated but not without moments of eccentricity and whimsy. The client’s Art Advisor, Alex Glauber from AWG Art Advisory, intentionally brought together artists of different generations who share a stylistic affinity to create juxtapositions that function on several curatorial levels – both visually and conceptually.
In the living room, a covetable Axel Vervoordt stone coffee table floats in the middle of the interior, paired with raw textural finishes and muted furnishings; the space’s colour comes from the artwork. A very Lynchian Louise Lawler photograph interrelates with the unmistakable Serge Mouille wall sconce which, large and graphic, might as well be an artwork in itself. On the opposite wall sits a familiar Ellsworth Kelly colour field artwork in breathtakingly simple red and blue.While everything in the apartment sits in sophisticated equilibrium it’s the moments of surprise that take the cake. A glass desk by René-Jean Caillette sits askew in the middle of the room, unanchored – and, you cannot tell me otherwise – perfectly placed. On the opposite corner sits a dusty rose lounge chair and ottoman by Pierre Paulin that departs from the mostly rectilinear furnishings.
Careful not to overwhelm the bold art collection the walls were painted in warm tones and paired with creamy woven rugs, linen blinds and earthy ceramics, adding monotonal texture to the enveloping abode.While I could go on (and on, and on) I’ll spare you the fangirling and let the clear love for simple and understated pieces with rich, natural and genuine materiality speak for themselves. Enjoy!