PROJECTS: Pegged it
LOCATION: New York, NY
SCOPE: Architecture, Interior Design, Custom Lighting
A Place for everything. By removing the kitchen walls and reconfiguring others, niches were created and lined with a custom, not-your-average-garage-type peg board using reclaimed white oak panels and a grid of gunmetal-blue finished hardware. Pegs that plug into the pegboard support a bench and coat hangers in the foyer, the desk and shelves in the home office, and wine and wine glasses in the kitchen- we even built a set of the pegs using lithium batteries that can light up. These are used in the bedroom, home office, and living space for light free of cabling and outlets.
Since the main living space only fits a living room or a dining room, a custom convertible table was built to transform from a coffee table into a six-person dining table, with the other furniture in the apartment becoming dining seats for the owner and his guests.
The kitchen becomes part of the main living space by cladding the fridge with the same reclaimed white oak that covers the entry wall and floors. A cast concrete countertop flows from the kitchen area into the main living space, creating counter/work space while hiding the air conditioning unit and more storage. A mirror is set into the far wall to reflect light, and doubles as a backsplash for the sink.
The design more than doubles the apartment's original storage capacity, but still manages to feel more open and spacious than the original.
Featured in the May/June Issue of Dwell Magazine. Read the article by Ann Binlot here