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A New At-Home Showroom Concept in the West Village, Featuring the Next Wave of Design

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A New At-Home Showroom Concept in the West Village, Featuring the Next Wave of Design

April 2, 2021

French-born, NYC-based architect Olivier Garcé emailed us recently to let us know about his “pandemic lockdown project,” an apartment-as-gallery collaboration with furniture designer Ian Felton. “Amid the uncertainty that came with the pandemic, we wanted to assemble works by a group of friends, gallerists, and fellow creatives,” says Garcé, the former director of French architect Pierre Yovanovitch’s NY office.

The location? Garcé’s own light-flooded third-floor apartment in a West Village prewar brownstone, which he shares with his partner, Clio Dimofski, director of interior design at Pierre Yovanovitch, and their new baby, Zoë. “We usually look to art fairs, gallery openings, studio visits, and the city itself to guide us,” Garce says, “so we created our own ‘showroom.'” Garcé says he hopes to recreate similar installations in new locations; stay tuned.

Join us for a tour:

Photography by Sean Davidson.

Ian Felton’s glazed lava stone Sacha Coffee Table, perched on a hand-carved wooden base, is flanked by his glazed lava stone Kosa Side Chair and a 30s Lovö rocking chair by Swedish designer Axel Einar Hjorth. The artwork above the fireplace is by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata and the plaster lamp on the mantle is by Minjae Kim, a Korean artist working in NYC.
Above: Ian Felton’s glazed lava stone Sacha Coffee Table, perched on a hand-carved wooden base, is flanked by his glazed lava stone Kosa Side Chair and a 1930s Lovö rocking chair by Swedish designer Axel Einar Hjorth. The artwork above the fireplace is by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata and the plaster lamp on the mantle is by Minjae Kim, a Korean artist working in NYC.
In a corner of the living room, a Green River Project Half Moon Stool with raffia seat is positioned in front of a framed poster by Ronan Bouroullec. The table lamp with pleated shade is from Le Klint.
Above: In a corner of the living room, a Green River Project Half Moon Stool with raffia seat is positioned in front of a framed poster by Ronan Bouroullec. The table lamp with pleated shade is from Le Klint.
A selection of ceramic pieces bathed in sunlight.
Above: A selection of ceramic pieces bathed in sunlight.
The green-painted Bamboo Screen with Custom Textile by Bode is from Green River Project, and the floor lamp is another piece by Minjae Kim. The s Park Bench is by Swedish designer Folke Bensow.
Above: The green-painted Bamboo Screen with Custom Textile by Bode is from Green River Project, and the floor lamp is another piece by Minjae Kim. The 1920s Park Bench is by Swedish designer Folke Bensow.
A fiberglass Fat Lola Chair by Minjae Kim is positioned in front of a early-th-century Phulkari wall hanging from Sharktooth in Brooklyn. The 50s ceramic and fiberglass floor lamp by Mitchell Bobrick is from R & Company.
Above: A fiberglass Fat Lola Chair by Minjae Kim is positioned in front of a early-19th-century Phulkari wall hanging from Sharktooth in Brooklyn. The 1950s ceramic and fiberglass floor lamp by Mitchell Bobrick is from R & Company.
The pendant lamp is by midcentury Swedish designer Carl-Axel Acking. The Berlingot cushion is by Pierre Yovanovitch, and the white throw pillows are from Atelier Jouffre.
Above: The pendant lamp is by midcentury Swedish designer Carl-Axel Acking. The Berlingot cushion is by Pierre Yovanovitch, and the white throw pillows are from Atelier Jouffre.
 Above (L to R): Ian Felton, Sean Davidson, and Olivier Garcé.
Above (L to R): Ian Felton, Sean Davidson, and Olivier Garcé.

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