Wednesday, 7 August 2013
Inside Thom Browne’s New York City apartment
Fashion designer Thom Browne allowed a glimpse of his personal life by opening the doors of his New York City apartment to Architectural Digest. In an article written by Lynn Yaeger with accompanying photographs by Douglas Friedman published in the September 2013 edition of the magazine, Browne described how it took him over a year to find his ideal home in New York once he had decided to move out of his old place on Central Park West. Located in a 1930s building in Greenwich Village, the 800 square-feet one-bedroom apartment was chosen mainly for its 300 square-feet terrace and the views of the city it commands.
As expected of Thom Browne, the interiors of the apartment are marked by an apparent simplicity that, on close inspection, reveals a subtly understated elegance. In addition to his own creations, Browne worked with architectural designer David Biscaye of Biscaye Frères to fill his home with a number of twentieth-century furniture pieces by designers and brands such as Salterini, Jacques Adnet, Dunbar, T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Christofle, Steuben, Baccarat, Paul McCobb, Gio Ponti and Mathieu Matégot.
Photographs courtesy of Architectural Digest