Chelsea Pied-à-terre



The transformation of this large, open-plan loft into an apartment for a family of four, is centered around a new circulation path that wraps, uninterrupted, around the house. All the rooms open onto this new “passageway” that sometimes acts as a corridor, other times a common spaces: library, office, dining room and living room.

Throughout the apartment subtle attention to detail enhance the difference between the architecture of the space and the rich interior decoration. Backlit, translucent concrete—used for the kitchen furniture—becomes sort of a lamp at night. The epoxy wall, and floor material used in the bathrooms with beaded fabric upholstering are by Muriel Brandolini. ❧