ISSUE 22  |  City Living

Architect Visit: Pulltab Design in New York

May 31, 2010 10:15 AM

BY Julie Carlson

New York–based Pulltab Design's scheme for a loftlike apartment in the Flowerbox Building in the East Village integrates a vertical garden, a reflecting pool, high-polished concrete floors; materials like American black walnut, bronze, and steel; and surfaces finished in true pigment paints and high-gloss lacquer. Classic modernist pieces by Matthew Hilton, Hans Wegner, and Serge Mouille complement the coolly elegant interiors. See more of Pulltab Design's work at the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory.

Above: The facade of the Flowerbox Building, designed by Derek Sanders, with exterior landscaping by Verdant Gardens.

Above: A double-height panel system conceals a drop-down 8-foot-wide claro walnut dining table/desk and a games table.

Above: A shallow reflecting pool, custom fabricated from steel sheets, captures runoff from the vertical garden's concealed irrigation system.

Photos by Elizabeth Felicella; exterior photos via Verdant Gardens.