What could have been a forlorn, back-of-house passageway
The decorative fireworks start at the front door.
What could have been a forlorn, back-of-house passageway was transformed by a design gesture so bold,
it set the fearless tone for the rest of the apartment: a wavy,
rainbow-hued Sol LeWitt drawing that snakes through the 50-foot-long, windowless L-shaped hallway.
“I knew the space needed something really strong,” Krakoff says, noting that the LeWitt mural is
“site-specific: You choose the design, and it is tailored to fit the exact geometry of the wall.”
Around the corner, the loftlike open living space—which encompasses sitting, dining, and kitchen areas—reveals wraparound glass
views of sky and ocean, whose cerulean hues inform but by no means limit the vivid furnishings.
Jean Royère chairs, upholstered in a metallic fabric, and a shimmery
dining table by Martin Szekely top a circular hide rug whose fuchsia and navy stripes reflect in a golden console by the Campana Brothers.
The glossy white kitchen gets its juicy hit from Reed Krakoff’s new seafoam-green tableware for Tiffany & Co. Andy Warhol’s kaleidoscopic series,
“Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century”—penetrating images of famous Jewish personalities such
as Sigmund Freud and Golda Meir—animates the family room.
A spacious sitting area off the hallway, meanwhile, which serves as a kind of lobby for the family
to gather in before going out to dinner, is outfitted with a sectional sofa by Ron Arad that brings to mind a child’s toy-block assemblage.
It’s as much irreverent sculpture as communal seating, and it fits right into the overall atmosphere. “This apartment is a folly,” Krakoff says.
“The family doesn’t go there very often, so there was even more latitude to make it super fun and crazy.”
That kind of spirited style is what launched the Surf Club in the first place. ออกแบบบ้าน