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Andrianna Shamaris

When British-born furniture designer Andrianna Shamaris embarked on a year-long hunt for a New York City apartment, she had two nonnegotiable requirements: The apartment had to be in estate condition and it had to have views of nature. She also made clear that she wanted a restoration, rather than a renovation, project. When she finally found the perfect place on Central Park South, she enlisted architect Thomas Leeser to help her achieve her vision of an organic-modern retreat.

The first order of business was reproducing the original moldings, which were in such bad shape they couldn’t be reclaimed. “I didn’t want the new moldings to be perfect,” Shamaris says. “Try explaining this to a contractor!”

The next step in preserving the character of the prewar home was to reinstall all the original crystal knobs on custom white resin doors, which hang on pivots rather than hinges. In another unique touch, the designer custom produced a wall covered in shell-encrusted teak to divide the kitchen and living room.

“I don’t like the bourgeois look or anything too minimal, as that style lacks warmth,” she says. “So, even though I might say less is best, having a few objects with a story behind them is far more interesting to me than a room full of objects.”

When Shamaris moved into the apartment, in 2008, the fireplace was sealed shut. She and architect Leeser decided to open it up, keeping the original black marble in front and painting the surrounding frame a strong white. “We left it very clean and wabi-sabi so that it blended into the wall,” Shamaris says.

As her apartment attests, Shamaris is a believer in the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which finds beauty in imperfection. In fact, she has curated an entire collection based on this simple aesthetic and sells it on her 1stDibs storefront and in her New York showroom.

The entire apartment is accented with pieces from Shamaris’s studio in Sumatra, where she lived for nearly a year after a stint in sales at Ralph Lauren's Bond Street flagship. During her travels around the world, she collected antiques along with design inspiration.

Tour Andrianna Shamaris's apartment at The Study, and shop her tables, seating and other furnishings on 1stDibs today.

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Andrianna Shamaris Minimalist Bevelled Charred Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Minimalist charred mango wood side table with a three inch bevelled top resting on cone style legs. Charred, sanded and sealed revealing the beautiful wood grain. Custom stains and f...
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2010s Organic Modern Andrianna Shamaris

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Wabi Sabi Side Table or Stool
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful aged teak wood carved into a minimalist side table or stool. This side table or stool was hand made in the spirit of Wabi-Sabi, a Japanese philosophy that beauty can be...
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Early 2000s Organic Modern Andrianna Shamaris

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Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Teak Wood Cylinder Charred Side Table or Stool
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed teak wood cylinder side table or stool. Charred sanded and sealed and carved into a minimalist cylinder whilst respecting the natural organic wood. We have a collection. Al...
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2010s Organic Modern Andrianna Shamaris

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Rare Petrified Wood Log Bench
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Impressive, high quality petrified wood log bench. It’s fascinating how Mother Nature produces these exquisite 40 million year old petrified teak logs with such beautiful colors and ...
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2010s Organic Modern Andrianna Shamaris

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood, Petrified Wood

Andrianna Shamaris African Wooden Chair or Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful patina on this 19th century hand carved wooden chair from the Ivory Coast of Africa. This can also be used as a low side table. A piece of art. We only source the best. ...
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19th Century Ivorian Primitive Antique Andrianna Shamaris

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Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Organic Teak Wood and Resin Drum Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful side table hand carved into a drum shape. Pale blue resin is added into the natural organic groove of the reclaimed teak wood. We bleached the wood first revealing the beau...
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2010s Organic Modern Andrianna Shamaris

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Resin, Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Large Charred Teak Wood Side Table
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Large scale solid reclaimed teak wood side table. Charred, sanded and sealed revealing the beautiful wood grain. Custom stains and finishes available. The Triple Burnt Collection ...
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2010s Organic Modern Andrianna Shamaris

Materials

Wood, Teak, Reclaimed Wood

Andrianna Shamaris Rare Palm Petrified Wood Side Table on Metal Base
By Andrianna Shamaris
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful contrasting colors on this stunning palm petrified wood slab top side table. Rare grey, blue and white palm top is resting on a mid century style metal base. It’s fasci...
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2010s Mid-Century Modern Andrianna Shamaris

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Metal

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Andrianna Shamaris furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture of Andrianna Shamaris are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our collection of furniture by Andrianna Shamaris, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 270 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 534 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Andrianna Shamaris were created in Asia during the 21st century and contemporary style in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by McGuire Furniture Company, Farrago Design and Vincent Vincent. Prices for furniture by Andrianna Shamaris can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $165 and tops out at $42,800, while pieces like these can sell for $3,600 on average.

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