|SQ. FT.||2,200 SQF|
“The creative energy in Chelsea has always captivated and inspired me,” Elena Frampton says. Though her eponymous firm Frampton Co has developed a signature blend of quirk and luxury in residences throughout New York City, it’s this model apartment for Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell's Group's 15 Hudson Yards high-rise on Chelsea’s north edge that might be its boldest work yet.
The 2,200 square feet embrace juxtaposition: in the living area, for example, she covered minimalist Milo Baughman lounge chairs with maximalist faux-malachite upholstery and placed them near a space-age floor lamp by Brazzoli & Lampa for Harvey Guzzini. “We used a high-contrast between colors, textures and art elements to create a fresh way to live,” she says.
And because it’s Chelsea, art is a main focus, with pieces by Jonathan Smith and Irby Pace, mixed with eye-popping wall coverings, such as the study’s expanse of peacocks by Fardis, a work of art in itself.