Penthouse Apartment for Michael Kors
Since 1989, Glenn Gissler has designed a series of luxuriously minimal apartments and showrooms for fashion designer Michael Kors. The interior design and landscaping of Kors’ most NYC residence, shared with his husband Lance Le Pere is a 2200 square foot penthouse with a 1500 sq ft terrace in Greenwich Village. Kors’ taste and design imperatives over his long working relationship with our firm have remained constant; a disciplined palette of white, black and gray; a simple vocabulary of materials - polished chrome, stainless steel, marble and wood; with upholstery using grey flannel fabric, black leather and white canvas. This design repertoire is handsomely woven into the residence, now furnished with icons of mid century furniture design by Mies van der Rohe, Florence Knoll, George Nelson, Achille Castiglione and Warren Platner. Hundreds of books and silver-framed photographs of friends and family soften the stylish, slightly austere space, expressing ease as well as elegance.