New York, New York | Axis Mundi recently completed two residences for a brother and a sister at Downtown by Philippe Starck.
The brother owns an extensive collection of art work by the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami which was hung salon-style and is the main focus of the space. Other highlights include the 20' long red silk velvet covered banquette, lighting fixtures by Droog, gun lamps by Starck, and furniture by Moooi. Red is the predominant color theme throughout.
The sister's apartment is more subdued. The main design element was the creation of a glass room with sliding panels which serves as her bedroom. Gold silk drapes line the interior.
Most of the furniture, built-ins and silk carpets were custom designed specifically for our clients. All of the rooms serve multiple functions, as space was at a premium.
Design Team: John Beckmann, with Richard Rosenbloom
Photography: Mikiko Kikuyama