As interior designers, we like to hold our own work in pretty high regard within our industry. We think we do our job pretty damn well. But, at the same time, we're not so dense as to think we are the only design firm out there with style, and appreciating the work of others in the world of interiors is actually one of the most rewarding and pride-giving parts of working within it. This talent pool brimmeth over, and we're happy to simply be able to swim here.
All images by Anthony Cotsifas for Architectural Digest
One of the most inspiring and beautiful spaces we've seen from our industry contemporaries over the last few months is the West Chelsea, Manhattan home of one of our all-time favorite fashion designers, Alexander Wang. We've been fans of Wang's minimalist, silhouette-driven styles since his nascent whiz-kid days, so it's hardly surprising to find out that his home is just as flawless and next-level cool as his collections.
But, it's not a design all his own. To outfit his home, Wang worked with interior designer Ryan Korban, in a creative partnership that Wang described to Architectural Digest as a "real love/hate relationship -- like working with family." (Korban agreed, telling the magazine, “There is always that back-and-forth with Alex and me because we know each other so well.") The pair have collaborated on two of Wang's previous homes, as well as his corporate office, showrooms, and stores. But, out of their creative tension came a space that's simply stunning.
For this latest collaboration, Korban convinced Wang to approach the design as a blank slate -- every piece of furniture in the home was either custom-designed by Korban (like the fireplace mantle in the top photo) or selected specifically for the space from a diverse array of sources like Holly Hunt, Loro Piana, Baker, Mies Van Der Rohe, RH Modern, and B&B Italia. The result is a uniquely, but precisely, curated look that Wang told AD reflects his need to "love everything" but still feel like he can sit down and be at home.
At a really, insanely, immaculately chic home, that is.
See the full AD article and house tour here.