Two takes on Manhattan glamour
Cocktail modernism is alive and well in this living room on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, part of a sophisticated set of spaces for an active family who sought, say David Ries (right) and Thad Hayes, something “fresh, young, accessible.” There are treasures here, many from 1stDibs, including cabinets by Gio Ponti (from Donzella Ltd.) and Paul Evans, a Billy Haines sofa and a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe daybed. But two moves bring fizz: adding a luxurious cut fringe to the seating and swapping the tops of the two contrasting-marble Mangiarotti coffee tables. “There’s an understanding that they are not monolithic pieces,” say the designers, who completed a double play in a functional sense as well. As they explain, “There is a duality to the space — kids can read and parents can entertain.” Very well, we’d venture to say.
“Our work effortlessly weaves together a story and a dialogue of periods, resulting in timeless spaces that enhance our clients’ lives.”
— David Ries and Thad Hayes