Leyden Lewis Design Studio

Lewis’s highly functional projects spark stimulating dialogues among thoughtfully selected architectural forms, modernist furnishings and bold contemporary art.

All photos by David A. Land

Coming at design from all angles is Leyden Lewis’s forte. The Brooklyn-based architect has gone big with condo developments and small with custom furniture; he’s gotten soulful in the curation of art collections for clients and social in the creation of digital model rooms. For his own loft in a former Williamsburg shoe factory, he’s countered all sorts of angles with a selection of cool curves. Frank Gehry’s Wiggle stool starts a lively conversation with a custom coffee table by Anthony Whitfield, while a Vico Magistretti armchair for Cassina meets a kitelike pendant light by Axel Schultes for Ingo Maurer. “I avoid thinking in trends,” Lewis explains, but “color and geometries are always at the forefront of my design process.”

“In this, my own apartment, a certain level of efficiency of space meets happy colorful art
and architecture.”

Design philosophy?

“Beauty is defined for us as the convergence of function, art and spirituality. We imagine homes as an environment of wellness. They support our nervous system, mental health and sense of community, as well as our aesthetic sensibilities.”

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