Online design retailer Radnor has furnished a residence in David Chipperfield Architects’ residential tower under construction on New York’s Bryant Park.The Material Interiors project involved creating both a model apartment for The Bryant development, and a showroom for Radnor‘s latest furniture and accessories collection – designed with Bunn Studio and Adam Rogers – plus a host of other pieces.The brand teamed up with Brooklyn design studio Workstead to co-curate the selection of designs across the two-bedroom condo.
The aim was to respond to the architectural features of the Chipperfield-designed space, including terrazzo walls and borders around the floor-to-ceiling windows, and herringbone-patterned oak floors.”Bringing together a selection of works that conjoin design and craftsmanship, the exhibition is defined by the use of natural materials and intuitive forms,” said a statement on behalf of Radnor. “The result is a space filled with depth and texture that is at once highly refined and profoundly liveable.”New designs by Julianne Ahn, Marie Eklund, Oyyo and Workstead are displayed alongside popular products from Loïc Bard, Egg Collective, Pat Kim, Pelle and Farrah Sit.Stand-out designs include a bed with a woven rattan headboard that curves at its sides. Textiles from the new Radnor Made range cover the mattress.
A blackened maple table and set of four matching chairs forms a dining area in the main living space, while a grey sofa is accompanied by a large circular coffee table.In the second bedroom, presented as a study, is a pale wood desk topped with tanned leather. This sits beside a tall storage frame with rounded shelves and supports.Plants, artwork and trinkets are also used throughout the apartment to provide homey touches.Material Interiors will be on view until the end of June 2018, encompassing the NYCxDesign festival taking place 11-23 May 2018.The Bryant – due to complete this year – is the first condominium building to be erected on the park in Midtown Manhattan, which is home to the main branch of the New York Public Library. Chipperfield explains the design of the 34-storey tower in a movie released last year.His firm is working on several projects in North America, including a residential building in New York’s West Village and the overhaul of the Minneapolis Museum of Art. It also recently completed a store for fashion company Ssense in Montreal.
Photography is by Matthew Williams.