A Room We Love from the 1stdibs: 50 Eric Cohler

Each week, we spotlight one of the notable talents from the roster of our most recent 1stdibs 50.
Living room by Eric Cohler in Manhattan
Photo by Sean Litchfield

Geometry rules in a cozy library on Manhattan’s Central Park West. “Our challenge was to create a contemporary space but have it feel warm and intimate,” says Eric Cohler.

To that end, Cohler layered in simple pieces that extend the painterly vision of Abstract Expressionist Hans Hofmann (whose canvas hangs above the sofa) into three dimensions: a linear standing lamp by Christian Liaigre, a cylindrical glass light by Ralph Lauren for Circa Lighting and a planar cocktail table from Roman Thomas. All good, but the paneling delivers the warmth. Cerused oak, Cohler says, “creates an enveloping juxtaposition between the lines of furniture and the art.”


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