Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Un-Private House in MoMa

At New York's Museum of Modern Art comes this "The Un-Private House" by Architects Hariri & Hariri. I absolutely love the quirkiness and unexpectedness of the whole design, you never know what will pop up next from one room to the next.

A Short summary:

As we enter through the space we are greeted by a mural by Julian Opie and a Sol LeWitt gouache.
Doors of stainless steel and frosted glass slide open to the dining room, housing a Shirin Neshat photograph and prints by Damien Hirst. Black dining chairs, a glass topped dining table, and white walls offsets the chandelier by Georg Baldele brings some sparkle to the space.

The living room is designed with seating from Rodolfo Dordoni, and a mirrored John Houshmand custom table. In one of the living area's seating groups, it is furnished with William Haines reproductions. The beautiful canvas of the diptych in oil and plaster is by artist Adriana Varejão.
Walking to the family room, Opie's animated figure winks and smokes at us. Its brightness balances the dark room during the evening.

Moving on to the master bedroom, a work by Martin Saar hangs over
Monica Förster's sofa. There's no wall between the bedroom and the study, which makes the space brighter and bigger. Chairs in the study are by Phillipe Starck. In the master bathroom, the walls are embedded with pebbles behind a limestone bench. A photography by Martin Zeller and a woodcut artwork by Balkenhol are displayed in the billiard room.

All photographs are done by Eric Laignel.

photocredit: Interior Design

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