ISSUE 10  |  Remodelista Living Room

Architect Visit: Messana O’Rorke Loft

November 08, 2007 3:49 AM

BY Julie Carlson

We are enamored of this Storefront Loft, a project for an achingly hip art collecting couple in the Lower East Side of Manhattan by Messana O'Rorke.

Below: In the kitchen, the architects used Hans de Pelsmacker's Tablebench in European oak; go to for information.

Below: In the living room, Netherlands designer Maarten Baas's Where There's Smoke Barok chaise longue holds court; go to or see the whole line of intentionally charred furniture at

Below: LA-based designer Richard Shapiro has come out with a glamorous line of Minima upholstered furniture; his pieces are not unlike the crisp-lined furniture in the living room; go to for information: