Interior designer Monique Gibson is taking contrast further
One thing New Yorker interior designer Monique Gibson's projects have in common is the contrast between sober & darker furniture and urban & open space.
With huge clients such as Elton John, Meg Ryan, and Jon Bon Jovi, Gibson biggest influence is French interior designer Jean-Michel Frank — known for his minimalist interiors with strong furniture made with timeless and high-class leather. Just like Gibson.
In the case of the Aiere penthouse apartment in Tribeca, the interior designer wanted to honor the most breathtaking view of the city with warm spaces.
“We had to do it in a way that suited an elegant building. But the rooms still needed warmth," Gibson explained on her website.
The challenge on which she focuses is translating the feeling of artistic urbanity for her rock star clients. That's why she builds up her projects with dark leathers, like a 1954 Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Jeet Lal Malhotra armchair from the Magen H collection.
By picking timeless leather finds, she brings that elegant feel to newly constructed buildings. The balance every space needs.
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