Annabelle Selldorf: A German in New York by

Issue 18 · Beyond Bauhaus · May 3, 2012

Annabelle Selldorf: A German in New York

Issue 18 · Beyond Bauhaus · May 3, 2012

We're always interested to see how architects live at home; especially architects like NYC-based Annabelle Selldorf, who grew up in Cologne, Germany, and describes her practice as one of "subtle interventions rather than grand gestures or monumental statements."

Her own two-bedroom apartment in New York features a highly personal, eclectic mix of pieces designed by her father (an architect), her mother (an interior designer), as well as by Selldorf herself. To see more of her work, go to Annabelle Selldorf.

Photography by Thomas Loof.

Platform Sofa

Above: Selldorf designed the Platform Sofa for her Vica line. The table was designed by her father, Herbert Selldorf, also an architect.

Round Chair

Above: Selldorf covered the floors in striated gray and white marble tiles; a Round Chair of her design for Vica serves as a desk chair.

Above: A selection of the drawings Selldorf collects hangs above a vintage table.

First Sofa

Above: Selldorf mixes Chines antiques with modern pieces of her own design, such as the First Sofa and the 90 Degree Coffee Table.

NG Escutcheon Light Fixtures

Above: Selldorf designed the subtle NG Escutcheon Light Fixtures in her kitchen for the Neue Galerie in New York; a glass-fronted cabinet adds a sense of levity to the space.



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