Unique peek at artfully curated dwelling in Jean Nouvel’s 53 West 53
RR Interiors’ newest furnishing mission – 61A at 53 West 53 – highlights artwork, structure and metropolis views inside Jean Nouvel’s monumental New York skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan
Taking her cues from MoMA’s outpost, which sits subsequent door to this 82-storey skyscraper, Rebecca Robertson of New York design studio RR Interiors has crafted a brand new composition for one of many flats inside Jean Nouvel’s iconic 53 West 53. Benefiting from the constructing’s Thierry Despont inside design, Inventive Artwork Companions’ (CAP) artwork curation, and the slender, eye-catching structure of the Nouvel-designed constructing, this newly launched, rigorously thought of residence is an actual showstopper.
53 West 53, which reaches 1,050 ft excessive, is outlined by its top, and its exterior assortment of tapered glass façades and crisp edges. That includes an uncovered structural system, which interprets visually into reflective surfaces with distinctive diagonal beams over the grid of home windows, the constructing balances Nouvel’s expressiveness and the enduring New York cityscape. In the meantime inside, luxurious residences meet facilities that span 30,000 sq ft, together with a restaurant, sports activities and library amenities, vertical gardens designed by botanist Patrick Blanc, and the 53W53 Wellness Heart.
53 West 53 constructing’s exterior. Images: Giles Ashford
The surroundings’s highly effective artwork and structure have guided the selections made by RR interiors in residence 61A. That is mixed with CAP’s inventive imaginative and prescient, which brings collectively summary swathes of color by Gracie DeVito, Flora Hauser’s minimalist landscapes, and modernist sculptures sourced by the curators. The spectacular general assortment of artworks on this mission includes a hanging 34 authentic items originating from 12 completely different nations.
The intensive views in direction of the New York skyline have been additionally key to the inner composition on this expansive, 3,670 sq ft dwelling. North-, east- and west-facing home windows overlook the greenscapes of Central Park, in addition to the encompassing structure of the town. The diagonal supporting beams create various angles within the dwelling and bed room views, reducing shapes and framing the panorama. Robertson labored with these vistas to pick the merchandise and furnishings used inside, and describes how the group wished 61A’s interiors to really feel ‘like a fowl’s nest in a tree, utilizing soothing tones and mild curves’, contrasting with the extra structured metropolis view.
Eating house at 61A, together with a customized RR Interiors travertine desk. Images: Evan Joseph
Additional contrasts elevate the house when the gaze turns inwards. The elongated curve of a customized RR Interiors travertine eating desk and the smooth edges of the chairs within the dwelling house are balanced neatly by the geometric angles of a Thierry Despont espresso desk.
A wide range of textures throughout the furnishings, spanning grasscloth, alpaca wool and silks alongside wealthy, heat wooden, supply softness and luxury. Customized lighting by Despont for Schwinghammer, Dornbracht nickel rest room fixtures and a marble-topped kitchen by Molteni are amongst the design-led, luxurious fittings within the dwelling – making this an artfully curated, extremely refined New York residence. §
Bed room at 61A. Flora Hauser, Reminiscence of a Tiny Orange Tree, 2021 hangs above the mattress. Images: Evan Joseph
Kitchen at 61A. Images: Evan Joseph
Desk space at 61A. Jenny Brosinski, Loudest drop, 2017 hangs on the wall. Images: Evan Joseph