Project Description

East Side Penthouse

For this penthouse on Manhattan’s East Side, 1100 Architect transformed what had been a traditional and ornamental space into a contemporary environment in keeping with the client’s modern tastes. The design was also informed by the client’s significant collection of Pop Art, which includes works by Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, and Roy Lichtenstein. Basic geometric shapes repeated throughout the space echo the simple forms of the art, while hard polished surfaces—marble, lacquer, stainless steel, glass, and plastic—reflect light and create a distinctly modern environment. The main living space offers expansive views of the East River and features a furniture layout inspired by the conversation pits popular in the 1960s and 70s.

Publications

Mascheroni, Monica. “Welcome to the Future.” Wohn! Design, January / February 2012.

“Pop Culture.” Vogue, November 2006.

Yelavich, Susan. Contemporary World Interiors. New York: Phaidon Press Limited, 2007.

Henzshel, Yorg. “Pop-Mechanics.” Architectural Digest (Russian Edition), July/August 2004.

Sueyoshi, Hiroko. “The Residence in Manhattan.” Sumau, November 2003.

Hantzschel, Jorg. “Kinder des Pop.” AD Germany, September 2003.

Colontonio, Allex. “A Pop Era.” Casa Vogue (Brazil Edition), Fall 2003. 

Bernstein, Fred. “2003: A Space Odyssey.” Interior Design, January 2003.

Bowles, Hamish. “Planet Perry.” Vogue, September 2002.

LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY
COMPLETED: 2002
PHOTOGRAPHY © PETER AARON

East Side Penthouse

For this penthouse on Manhattan’s East Side, 1100 Architect transformed what had been a traditional and ornamental space into a contemporary environment in keeping with the client’s modern tastes. The design was also informed by the client’s significant collection of Pop Art, which includes works by Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, and Roy Lichtenstein. Basic geometric shapes repeated throughout the space echo the simple forms of the art, while hard polished surfaces—marble, lacquer, stainless steel, glass, and plastic—reflect light and create a distinctly modern environment. The main living space offers expansive views of the East River and features a furniture layout inspired by the conversation pits popular in the 1960s and 70s.

Publications

Mascheroni, Monica. “Welcome to the Future.” Wohn! Design, January / February 2012.

“Pop Culture.” Vogue, November 2006.

Yelavich, Susan. Contemporary World Interiors. New York: Phaidon Press Limited, 2007.

Henzshel, Yorg. “Pop-Mechanics.” Architectural Digest (Russian Edition), July/August 2004.

Sueyoshi, Hiroko. “The Residence in Manhattan.” Sumau, November 2003.

Hantzschel, Jorg. “Kinder des Pop.” AD Germany, September 2003.

Colontonio, Allex. “A Pop Era.” Casa Vogue (Brazil Edition), Fall 2003. 

Bernstein, Fred. “2003: A Space Odyssey.” Interior Design, January 2003.

Bowles, Hamish. “Planet Perry.” Vogue, September 2002.

LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY
COMPLETED: 2002
PHOTOGRAPHY © PETER AARON