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This apartment reflects an interest in the merger of Japanese and American design.  The client initiated the project by describing the sensibility inherent in a Japanese screen painting.  This idea, combined with the variety of greens in Central Park below, established the palette for the project.  The mid-century designs of Harvey Probber and George Nakashima were paired with a new dining table designed by Vladimir Kagan as well as the work of merging designers including Pratt graduate Lisa Kim  and local wood workers Zach Hadlock and Robert Martin.  The architecture firm ARO were the project architects who developed the CNC routed screens found throughout the apartment.  As in traditional Japanese architecture, spaces flow and are divided by the opening and closing of these screens.  Furniture placement was carefully considered to optimize this flow, to punctuate moments of rest, and to open up a variety of views throughout.

Photography by Paul Warchol