Designer Jacques Grange designed this beautiful Fifth Avenue apartment together with and for (art) collector Stacey Bronfman. The result is a sophisticated, contemporary home with an artistic atmosphere that is very appropriately located opposite the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Collector Stacey Bronfman renovated her apartment together with another famous French designer Jacques Grange. "I wanted an apartment where people would feel like they were in Paris when they walked it. It's a Gesamtkunstwerk, a whole work of art," says Bronfman. The duo certainly succeeded because the house exudes elegance and an artistic attitude.
"The house exudes elegance and an artistic attitude"
The apartment has five bedrooms and is located in a Renaissance-style building from 1912 by the former leading architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. Bronfman is an avid collector of contemporary art and high-end furniture and decoration. She wanted to preserve and enhance the elegant proportions of the apartment and its distinctive details, while at the same time refurbishing worn-out floors and finishes. She blew a fresh, refined breeze through the house, which of course is also full of art and design.
For example, in the living space above the fireplace we find a work by the Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero with Agostini 'scones' on both sides. The beautiful Ado Chale coffee table is accompanied by lounge chairs by Franco Albini and Franco Helg. The sofa was designed by Grange. There are also pieces by Royère, Joris Laarman and Major Bleu in the beautiful room.
"The apartment is a self-portrait of collector Stacey Bronfman"
The entrance hall – which almost feels like a second living room – looks like an art gallery. The remarkable patterned floor was created by Grange and contrasts with the beautiful butterfly painting by Damien Hirst. The plexiglass table is by Emmanuel Babled and there are Ron Arad chairs and a Vladimir Kagan sofa around it. The striking bar and barstools are by Mattia Bonetti.
Bronfman and Grange created captivating and fascinating spaces with a certain elegance and grandeur. The works of art and design pieces give the apartment real character and make it "a self-portrait of Stacey," says Grange. In the end, Bronfman was so excited to decorate her apartment that she got her degree from the New York School of Interior Design.
© Thomas Loof