In the cultural melting pot of New York City, what could be more current than an interior that spans almost 80 years of modern decorative arts? “Design today is very much about a composite of aesthetics from different time periods,” says Clive Lonstein, whose townhouse dining room for an Upper West Side family makes his point. He tops a console table attributed to Eugene Printz with a vase by young Brooklyn ceramist Cody Hoyt and nestles his homage to Art Deco — two custom tables of his own design, in macassar ebony edged with tomato-red lacquer — among shearling-covered polished-nickel dining chairs by Lazzarini & Pickering for Marta Sala. The result: classically cutting-edge.
“Design today is very much about a composite of aesthetics from different time periods. In this space we have strong identifiable elements inspired by designs from the 1940s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.”
“I want to bring a kind of warm minimalism to my projects. The design should be minimal but using the best materials. The end result is that you have a concentration of quality.”