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.